The late Moi’s grandson Clint moved mourners when he recounted how Mzee spent time with his grandkids in a loving way.
Clint, one of the grandsons of the late Moi, delivered an emotional eulogy at Kabarak University Wednesday February 12.
Clint is the son of the late Jonathan Moi – who died in 2019, and in a speech to mourners he said
I stand here before you with mixed emotions for me today. He was a man of such great stature
He added that
he was many things to many people, to me he was just simply guga I am privileged to be his first grandson. I was lucky to grow under his tutelage, for us his grandchildren, he instilled in us ambition, and love of Jesus, as he took his final vow he was and remains a hero,
I will miss many things, like just sitting with him watching tv in silence, watching national geographic
you were singing your favorite hym. I will mis syou gogo, travel well,
During the funeral service of the late Daniel Moi, his son Gideon revealed that the late Mzee loved eating meat, that got him in trouble with his family who were concerned.
Gideon revealed that Moi demanded he be served with meat, but Gideon resisted to which Moi retorted asking him if he see’s the doctor.
He caused laughter among the mourners when he revealed how he unsuccessfully tried to stop his father from eating meat after the doctor cautioned him against it.
The late Moi’s doctor Silverstein has let us in on the secret that mzee had some really good taste buds, and his choice of wine was top notch.
He told mourners in the funeral in Kabarnet University that
Mzee was an exemplary patient following my advice for the record as Gideon said yes mzee loved his meat, he also enjoyed sharing kosha wine from Israel, and maybe a wee bit at bedtime, dawa ya mzee he called it
there was only one issue that I had with him and that was working too may hours, the thing you are doing are not right you will surely wear yourself out, but this did not sway his work ethic. I traveled the world with mzee and to make sure we were not eating exotic animals or drinking buffalo milk in china,
Dr Silverstein caused laughter as he revealed more details about Moi’s visits to Israel, a country he held dear to his heart.
David ogeto wa Flowers.. Maina let people forget what moi did when he was in power, what depends is the relationship with God in his final journey
My lesson is that everything is vanity….just live your life to the fullest and have the best relationship with your God…no man should judge you #mainaandkingangi
@MiriamMbaika.. I’ve learned that one can be loved and hated at equal measures by different pple.
@David43043602.. Maina I learned that forgiveness is key be4 you die .. Raila said also was a victim to moi..and no human is perfect also the quote from the Bible
Sharon Shanien💕 … There’s no perfect human being , You got to hav the bad &the good side everything u do counts!!People will live to remember. Perhaps minimize on the bad &maximize on the gud ,that’s what I’ve learnt!Let’s cherish the life we live @ItsMainaKageni @Classic105Kenya #MainaAndKingangi
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.
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,
President Daniel Arap Moi died last week and since then we have received captivating stories about the former leaders. Esther Passaris has joined a chorus of prominent people giving out their fascinating stories about their experiences with the man who ruled Kenya for 24 years.
The Nairobi Woman Representative recently recalled how the late president was a dear friend who stood by her side during a trying time in her life.
Passaris explained her story during the viewing of the body of the late president, saying that Mzee Moi had once called to comfort her when she lost her pregnancy.
“I lost my pregnancy around that time (1997) and he called me personally and said sorry,” she revealed. That wasn’t all as the politician added that the former head of state gave her the first phone in 1997 when she met him over a tender to supply campaign t-shirts.
“I got the first phone from him, I was running a promotion company and I got the tender to supply he could called me often because they was pressure to get t-shirts,”
Because she didn’t have a mobile phone for constant communication with the late president, Mzee Moi ordered a senior State House officer to give her the important gadget.
Wait, there’s more. The former Baringo leader also intervened when Passaris had an issue being paid after she had done a job for his KANU party.
“They held half of my money, that was about four, five million shillings and he got to hear about it. He called me and ordered the money to be paid to me immediately,” she recalled.
A chance encounter with the late former President Daniel Moi will forever live in the memory of one Kenyan man.
The man called in to the Classic 105 morning show on Tuesday minutes after the announcement of Moi’s death.
He spoke candidly about greeting Moi and being blown away by his presence.
‘Mad respect to our former President. I remember there was a time alikuja kwa primary school yetu and I had the privilege of greeting him. I didn’t wash my hands. For three days I didn’t take a bath until I was rained on It was so, it was so I cannot even explain it he was the man presence and a half.’
Former President Daniel Arap Moi died at the age of 95.
Mwalimu recalled how school going children would be forced to line up the streets in anticipation of Moi’s visit to the area.
Mwalimu described how a teacher messed the experience for the entire school. The teachers name? Morphat. Read the interesting anecdote
Another day alikuja and all morning we had been instructed to cheer until he arrives with his motorcade. Those days his motorcade was so big, and we lost our voices screaming his praises. By the time he arrived our teacher Morphat would scream at us to continue chanting his praises or face a beating. Tulikuwa tunatingisha bendera, tulipewa the day before almost 10,000 kids waiting in line for the president with guy ordering us to tingiza bendera. When he came I will never forget.
His convoy stopped then he asked a representative of the school to come forward and tell him our problems. We picked teacher mophart. Mophart told him we didn’t need anything, that tuko nyuma yako, how do you say we don’t need anything yet we don’t have water, roads, arrh teacher morphat I shall never forget him.
What all Kenyans also remember about Moi is that he started the tradition of building gabions.
Mwalimu recounted his experience seeing Daniel Moi help build gabions in Ukambani.
The memory was so funny that to this day, Mwalimu Kingan’gi couldn’t help making Maina laugh with tears.
He came another time to Ukambani when it was times of mumonyoko wa udongo kujenga gabions. I was there then akaumia kidole hapo ndio tulijua power, the way he was evacuated from the stones, ndio nikajua power ni kitu
Man I remember the suits, they were classic. At his age you don’t even mourn you celebrate
I also remember maziwa ya Nyayo, that was one hell of a logistical nightmare, can you imagine delivering milk to every school in Kenya without fail?
Another thing was the schools he held close to his heart, Kabarak University and Moi High School. Kabarak University and Moi High School, si you guys were like princes and princesses, yani the way he treated you guys, so special
In the early morning conversation today, Maina and King’ang’i remembered the popular German-American Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke.
King’ang’i regaled listeners with tales of how the man had been received in the early 90’s, with such huge crowds attending his events.
‘He was a phenomenon. I have never seen so many people. When he came to Machakos there were so many wheelchairs at the crusade. JB Masinde was the translator for Reinhard Bonke.’ King’ang’i said before Maina interjected with a question.
‘JB was the translator. I didn’t know that,’ Mr. Kageni said before King’ang’i went on about Mr. Bonnke’s visit to Kenya.
‘Demons came from the mountains. That is the only preacher that Moi actually endorsed. He even attended the event himself. He died at 79. He made 79 million give their lives to Christ. In one crusade in Nigeria, a reported 1.5 million people attended.’
Maina finished the segment by praising JB Masinde and wishing the late Mr. Bonnke peaceful rest. ‘JB Masinde you inspire me so much. There are times that I have listened to you and you helped me. RIP Reinhard Bonke. You have run your race.’
It’s the ninth month of the year and several popular people we know will be marking their birthdays.
Retired President Moi: He turns 95 on September 2nd.
Beyonce: She turns 38 on September 4th, and is known to have several pre birthday parties as she counts down to the door.
Zari: She will be almost 40. No one really knows her age, and i’ts been rumored she could be 42, but has denied it. Last year, 2018, her former bae Diamond wrote her a heartfelt birthday message and she responded. It will be interesting to see what he does in the next few days. Well whatever age she is turning, have a good one boss lady.
Vera Sidika: Your favorite socialite closes down the month with a birthday on 30th. She insists she is 29, so this year she turns the big 30. She has always celebrated her birthday by travelling abroad, and so far she hasn’t indicated what her plans are.