cortege of the late former President Daniel Moi arrives at State 1

‘I carried a Bible to tell dad I crashed his new car’ Gideon Moi mourns

The cortege of the late former President Daniel Moi arrived at State House, Nairobi early morning ahead of the State Memorial Service at Nyayo National Stadium.

Thousands of mourners including Heads Of States turned up for the funeral service.

cortege of the late former President Daniel Moi arrives at State 4


The service started with prayers, before his children read their eulogies.

Senator Gideon Moi amused mourners when he recounted the one point in his life when he feared his father.

despite the responsibilities of state that he carried on his shoulders everyday, he still found time to be a wonderful father, he loved his fiends and family

he had bought a new car and like many young men I couldn’t resist the temptation of taking it for a spin, unfortunately I crashed it. I dreaded taking the news to my father so I had the cunning idea to carry the bible in one hand as I entered his room. My father of course had heard about the accident, looked at me shook his head and burst into laughter, he had a wonderful sense of humor,

Moi comforted me when I had my miscarriage – Passaris

Moi had eight children, among them a set of twins.


Moi’s firstborn is Jenniffer Chemutai, second born Jonathan Toroitich who died in 2019, John Mark, Rongai MP, Raymond, after him Moi had twins, Philip and Doris, Gideon is his last born.

Moi died at 5.20am Tuesday morning of February 4.

On Wednesday, there will be a service at Kabarak University 9am and a private burial at Moi’s Kabarak home in the afternoon.

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