Family Issues Statement on Moi's Death

  • Raymond Moi, son of the late Mzee Daniel Arap Moi, on Tuesday afternoon, February 4, gave a statement by the family at Kabarnet gardens.

    The third-born son of the deceased disclosed that the family had done everything possible to ensure he got the best treatment.

    "It is approximately three months since mzee was hospitalised and diagnosed for a medical condition that was treated in the best ability at Nairobi hospital.

    "Some of the best doctors had been deployed to try and save Mzee's life but our creator had decided that the time had come," he stated

    "We pray that God will give us the energy to brave the troubled waters until Mzee is laid to rest at his Kabarak home," Raymond added.

    Baringo Senator Gideon Moi (left) and the second president of the Republic of Kenya Daniel Torotich Arap Moi.

    Earlier, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi spoke to the press outside Lee Funeral Home, where the former president's body is being preserved.

    He disclosed that his father passed away by his side at 5:20 a.m on Tuesday morning.

    "He passed away peacefully and I was by his side," Gideon told the press is a short statement. 

    Gideon expressed his gratitude to all Kenyans for supporting the family during the trying time.

    "I take this opportunity to give my heartfelt gratitude to all Kenyans and non-Kenyans for the prayers and thoughts you have given to our family and Mzee, thank you," he stated.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta also issued a presidential proclamation announcing the death of Kenya's second president.

    "It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of a great African statesman, H.E. Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, the second president of the Republic of Kenya.

    "His Excellency the former president passed on at the Nairobi Hospital on the early morning of this 4th February 2020; in the presence of his family," an excerpt of the statement read.

    The president further announced that the nation would observe a period of national mourning from Tuesday, February 4, until the day of Moi's funeral.

    Also, the deceased would be accorded a state funeral, with all appropriate civilian and full military honours being rendered and observed.

    In addition, he stated that the flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast from dawn on 4th February 2020 until sunset on the day of the Burial.