Kenya’s second president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi has died.
Mzee Moi died early Tuesday morning at Nairobi hospital where he has been receiving treatment for several weeks. His son, Baringo senator Gideon Moi told Kenyans that Moi died peacefully at 5.20 am.
The retired president has been having age-related medical issues for many months now, and was in 2018 flown to Israel for specialized care. Last month, he was reportedly put on life support after his condition deteriorated.
Announcing his passing, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared Mzee Moi a ‘Great African Statesman’.