Mzee Daniel Arap Moi’s Burial 12th/Feb/2020
“For a man who has been described as a servant of God, peacemaker and a statesman by many, he was prepared for his death, Retired Bishop Yego who said. “I know my days are over,” the bishop quoted Moi as telling him.
The military took charge of the funeral of a man who ruled the nation for 24 years. He is fondly remembered as a man who ensured Kenya remained united and peaceful. Bishop Yego led the mourners in a word of prayer and the family paid their last respects. The casket was lowered into the grave as a military band played Christian hymns.
Bishop reminded the mourners how Moi was a humble man who told the truth and forgave. All Moi’s children were given a Bible in of honour Mzee’s wishes. Moi married Lena in 1950 and had eight children; Doris, Jennifer, Jonathan (deceased), Raymond, John Mark, Philip, Gideon and June. He leaves behind 21 grandchildren. Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was urged to step into his father’s political shoes by his elder brother Raymond who symbolically handed him Moi’s famous rungu, signifying that leadership had passed on to the last-born son of Mzee Moi. Gideon expressed his gratitude to Kenyans who had supported the family throughout the mourning period.