President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the late Jonathan Toroitich Moi as humble, generous and successful entrepreneur who passed on the night of Friday, April 19 in Nakuru.
In his condolence message, Uhuru said he received the news of ex-president Daniel Moi son’s death with great shock and utter disbelief on the morning of Saturday, April 20.
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“As I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to your Excellency, your family and friends, I pray God to grant each one of you the grace and strength to bear with the big loss,” mourned Uhuru.
ODM leader Raila Odinga also sent his condolences to the Moi family.
”My family and that of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga send deeply felt condolences to President Daniel arap Moi following the death of Jonathan Moi earlier today. We wish strength to the former President and his family to bear the loss. May God grant peace to the family at this sad moment,” Raila said.
Other leaders who also extended their families’ sympathy to Moi’s family include Deputy President William Ruto, retired president Mwai Kibaki, Opposition politician Musalia Mudavadi as well as Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka among others.
“A self-affecting and private person, Jonathan will be remembered for his breakthroughs in motor sporting, farming and business,” said Kibaki.
It is not clear what caused Jonathan’s death, though his brother Senator Gideon Moi said in a statement Kenyans will be updated later.
The deceased was born in late 50s and lived quite a private life away from Safari rallies.
He declared his interest to contest for Eldama Ravine parliamentary seat in 2002 on KANU ticket.
His business interest ranges from large scale commercial farming in parts of Rift Valley, real estate and insurance brokerage.
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