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Retired president Daniel arap Moi dies at 95

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Retired president Daniel arap Moi dies at 95

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Former President Daniel Moi. PHOTO | FILE 

Former president Daniel arap Moi is dead, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced in a presidential proclamation.

His death was confirmed by his press secretary Lee Njiru.

He passed away at night while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital.

“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,” President Kenyatta said in a statement.

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Moi was president of Kenya for 24 years before relinquishing power in 2002 after Kenyans voted him out in a landslide victory for former president Mwai Kibaki.

Former presidents Daniel Arap Moi (right) and Mwai Kibaki at a past event. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Former presidents Daniel Arap Moi (right) and Mwai Kibaki at a past event. FILE PHOTO | NMG

He became president in 1978 following the death of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta the same year.

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