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Heckler who was arrested during Moi’s memorial service released

By Vincent Kejitan | February 12th 2020

A man who was hurriedly dragged out of Nyayo National Stadium during the late Mzee Daniel Moi’s memorial service on Tuesday has been released.

This is after police established he was not a security threat.

Daniel Wekesa Nalyanya was arrested during the service as he attempted to access the VIP dais.

Wekesa tried to interrupt Baringo Senator Gideon Moi’s speech but his efforts did not bear fruit as officers dressed in civilian clothes got hold of him and bundled him out of the stadium.

Later, he revealed that his only intention was to pass a note to President Uhuru Kenyatta in a bid to seek employment.

Tens of thousands of Kenyans thronged the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi where the state funeral service of Kenya’s second President and iconic leader Mzee Daniel Toroitich arap Moi was held.

The mourners led by President Uhuru Kenyatta were joined by African Heads of State and Government and delegations from across the world signifying the high regard in which Mzee Moi was held.

President Kenyatta and the other leaders who addressed the mourners said the former President was a peacemaker and a patriotic son of Africa.

“As an avid Peacemaker, Statesman, Pan-Africanist and Champion for a more United and Just world, Mzee Moi spearheaded a number of initiatives that brought lasting peace within our region and beyond,” said President Kenyatta.

“The People of Uganda, the Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, can all testify to the peace and diplomacy initiatives brought under the stewardship of Mzee Moi,” added the President.

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