Maina and King’ang’i were on fire today talking about Moi Day that is set to take place tomorrow. The two reminisced about the man the day is named after, second president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.
King’ang’i said that he missed the old man and the period under which he ruled. ‘Tulikuwa tunaokota pesa. We literally used to pick up money. The logistics of executing maziwa ya nyayo is hard. Following Kenyatta was hard.’
Maina interjected by agreeing adding, ‘When was the last time when you picked up money on the street?’
King’ang’i went on by adding that things were very cheap during that period, ‘You used to shop with 100 shillings and you were o.k. We used to hear Moi every day on the T.V and radio. Nowadays you don’t have to hear about him every day. Happy Moi Day to all Kenyans.’
The two also spoke about a prominent feature of that era, the KBC weatherman, Nguata Francis who KBC’s weatherman. Maina and King’ang’i congratulated him for his service as it transpired that he had just retired as the CEO of the meteorological department.
One of the callers on the show agreed with their nostalgia over the era and noted that the leadership we had today was poor. ‘We didn’t have the nonsensical leadership we have today. People couldn’t talk about a seating president like that. I miss Moi. Today you can see people talking Uhuru anyhow,’ he said.
The duo finished up the show by speaking about Eliud Kipchoge’s upcoming feat of running a marathon distance in under 2hrs. King’ang’i enthused that the singers run had been so carefully calibrated that the meteorological department in Vienna was monitoring the weather for the best conditions for him to run to.
‘Kipchoge opted to live because of the meteorological department. They needed to tell him when to run. Everyone needs to watch it on Saturday at 8,’ King’ang’i urged Kenyans.