Former President Daniel Moi’s son Jonathan is dead -Statement

The family of former President Daniel Arap Moi has asked Kenyans to respect the family’s privacy as they mourn their son Jonathan Toroitich.

Through Moi’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru on phone the family has said ‘the family wants Kenyans to respect the family’s privacy during the the mourning period.

It was not immediately clear what caused the death of Jonathan who was a former rally driver.

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The deceased’s younger brother and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi  in a statement said his brother will be remembered for being daring.

Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter.

He was amiable, social and down – to – earth and industrious human being.

The family said that they will issue a detailed statement tomorrow on the way forward.Adding that

We are distraught as family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately.
We will continue to inform Kenyans on need basis and further arrangements.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui in a statement consoled Moi’s family.

“It is with great sadness and grief that we have learnt of the demise of Jonathan Toroitich Moi.

I express my condolence to former President Daniel Moi, family and friends. May the almighty God
grant them strength during this time of grief,”

He added that Toroitich will be remembered as a great sportsman. He was one of Kenya’s leading rally drivers, and was also a farmer.May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace,” said the Governor.

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List of former President Moi’s eight kids including Baringo senator- Photos

The news of the death of President Moi’s son has left many wondering how many children the former president has.He has eight.

Below is the list

1.  Philip Moi

He is a retired army officer.

He came into limelight when his estranged wife Rosanna Pluda, took him to court as a result of not providing monthly maintenance fee for her ex-wife and children.

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Phillip moi

This was after he suspected her wife illicit affairs with Hillary Alila. He has maintained a low media profile thereafter.

Former President Daniel Moi’s son Jonathan is dead -Statement

2. Jonathan Toroitich Moi

He was a former rally driver. He participated fully in many rally tournaments such as Caltex Equator Rally which was held in Nairobi Kenya. Thereafter, he has maintained a low media profile.

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Jonathan Moi

3. Raymond Moi

He was a politician and Member of Parliament for Rongai Constituency in Nakuru. He served two terms and has maintained a low media profile thereafter.

Raymond Moi
Raymond Moi

4. John Mark Moi

He was twin brother of Doris Moi. He is a government geologist at Kenya ministry of environment and mineral resources.

5. Jennifer Jemutai Kositany

She was a businesswoman and married to a British husband.

Together they owned businesses key among tea farms that  had seen her be in the limelight fighting court battles over the “management” of a tea farm .

She has maintained a low media profile thereafter.

6.June Moi

She is the last born of Moi’s children and was adopted by the former President.

She was active in her father’s 1992 and 1997 political campaigns, before retreating to her businesses in land, property agency and development.

June attended Nairobi Primary, Kenya High School before going to Canada for her university education.

7. Doris Moi

She is the twin sister of John Mark.

Although, she married, against her father’s approval, the son of Moi-era politician Ibrahim Choge, Simon.

Simon, who worked as her brother Jonathan’s rally navigator, died in 1998 in a mysterious road accident.She now lead a private life as a wealthy widow.

8. Gideon Moi

Who is currently the Baringo Senator has been his father’s favorite and an aspiring president in future.

Gideon Moi
Gideon Moi

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Kenyan sports personalities who turned into politicians (photos)

Every aspiring legislator must have an interest in a completely different discipline which they use as a springboard when pursuing elective posts.

Some of these platforms include music, charity and even sports. In Kenya there are a number of top politicians who happened to be professional sports personalities before diving into politics.

1. Wilson Korir

32-year old Korir a long distance runner, is the current Member of Parliament for Cherangany Constituency elected in March 2013 general elections.

Korir, who doubles up as an athlete and a politician, is the 2012 Boston Marathon winner as well as two time Los Angeles Marathon in 2009 and 2010, where he became the first back-to-back winner there in eight.

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2. Raila Odinga

Former prime minister, Raila Odinga once played as a midfielder for Gor Mahia which was then known as Luo union football club. Raila Odinga popularly known as RAO is an Arsenal die hard fan.

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3. Peter Kenneth

Peter Kenneth is a Kenyan politician who served as member of parliament for Gatanga constituency for a decade.

Kenneth was a goalkeeper when he was still in school and he even went on to play for former Kenya Premier League side Reunion FC.

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49-year-old Peter Kenneth, once led the then Kenyan Football Federation (KFF) from 1996 to 2000. Kenneth also served in the ministry of planning and national development.

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4. Daniel Wanyama

Wanyama is a Veteran international volleyball player and former long-serving national team captain. According to News24,  Wanyama won the Webuye West parliamentary seat during his second attempt by trouncing his rival after commanding 11,145 votes against his closest rival’s 10,176.

Dan Wanyama giving the other contestants a run for their money during inter parliamentary competitions
Dan Wanyama giving the other contestants a run for their money during inter parliamentary competitions

Popularly known as “Amboseli” during his heyday, Wanyama turned out for Kenya Airways and Co-operative Bank teams at club level and was also the overall team captain for the Kenyan contingent to the 1999.

All Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa before he later joined sports management as Secretary General of the Kenya volleyball Federation.

5. Gideon Moi

Gideon Moi, who is the youngest son of Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi, has served in the senate, representing Baringo County since 2013 general election.

Moi, who is a professional polo player, made history when he became one of the first African players in the Kenya Polo Association.

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