Jonathan Toroitich (JT) as he was popularly known did not live in the shadows of his father, retired President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, and always wanted to be on his own in his own world.
Many knew him as a rally driver who excelled in the field of rallying since 80s.
Being the second born and the first son to a former head of state who served the country for 24 years, JT had all the privileges.
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News that he had died on Saturday, April 20, morning shocked many and to some it remains unbelievable.
Baringo senator Gideon Moi confirmed in a statement that his brother was no more.
True to the word of the senator, he was indeed not with us, not to be seen or heard except for the memories that will forever remain with the people. Those he assisted.
Those who knew him say JT was a selfless man who lived not for himself but others.
Paul Tuitoek said JT was a man of the people, a man who grew up to serve the people he lived with.
The deceased was a father to the many people he lived with at his home in Eldama Ravine.
Locals described him as a man of the people and he did all he could to assist them.
Rose Labat, a local at Kabimoi area where the late JT lived said he was a mentor and they will miss him.
Labat said JT was not only a rally driver but a force that drove the community to success.
“We will miss him, we mourning, a leader and a father he was to many,” she said.
Locals recalled incidences where he could allow them graze their cows in his land and saved them from drought.
Schools and dispensaries were initiated by JT.
He donated a parcel of land where a primary school was set up.
Story by Ben Kerich, TUKO Correspondent
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