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Moi Wasn't Perfect but He Left Positive Mark ,Says Mourners

Retired President Daniel arap Moi was Tuesday eulogised as a man who, like other mortals, was not perfect but one whose positive imprint on various aspects of the country’s socio-economic landscape was unmatched.

Braving the scorching sun, six presidents, family, friends and dignitaries, including His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, filled the 30,000-capacity Nyayo Stadium for a memorial service to honour Kenya’s second President.

Mourning the passing on of his political mentor, President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrated the rise of Mzee Moi, who ruled Kenya for 24 years, from a “ragged and barefooted orphan boy” to a man whose history is imprinted in the sands of time.

Deputy President William Ruto, another one of Mzee Moi’s political sons, described him as a genuine person who did his best for the country.

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Timothy Omondi