Former Kenyan President Moi Dies

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Kenya is in mourning today as the death of former president Daniel Arap Moi was announced while undergoing treatment at Nairobi Hospital. Also known as Nyayo, Baba Moi, Mtukufu Rais, Baba wa Taifa he was born on September-21-1924 and ruled from 1978-2002.

Seven years after the start of his rule, in 1985, Daniel Arap Moi chaired peace talks between Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Army and Tito Okello’s military government.

The former Kenyan president is also remembered to have ruled the country without a first lady throughout his presidency that lasted 24 years. He was Kenya’s longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and economic turmoil fuelled by runaway corruption.

In 2017 he was diagnosed with Dementia, a condition affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with your daily life. This is alleged to have been the lead cause of his death at the age of 95.