Former President Daniel Moi Unable to Receive Visitors After Jonathan Toroitich's Death

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  • Former President Daniel Moi may not be able to meet those wishing to offer their condolences following the death of his son Jonathan Toroitich.

    In a statement, the family, through Moi's long-serving Press Secretary Lee Njiru thanked Kenyans for standing with them.

    “We, the entire Moi family have been touched by the overwhelming messages of condolences and expressions of empathy from Kenyans and friends across the world.

    "We thank you all for grieving with us following the passing on of our dear Jonathan," the statement reads in part.

    Jonathan Moi at a past event

    He further stated that the retired president may not be able to receive mourners at his home. However, he did not explain why.

    "The family with heavy hearts wishes to inform all our friends that our patriarch Mzee Moi may not be able to personally receive those wishing to offer their condolence.

    "This inevitable stand does not in any way lessen our gratitude dear friends. Please understand with us,” Njiru added.

    Jonathan passed away on Friday at a Nakuru hospital where he had been admitted.

    Citizen Digital reports that the former rally driver succumbed to cancer.

    Gideon Moi (left), Uhuru Kenyatta and Jonathan Moi on Kenyatta Day celebrations in 1980