Daniel arap Moi

Kenyan President (2nd)

Daniel Toroitich arap Moi (2 September 1924 – 4 February 2020) was a Kenyan politician. He served as the 2nd President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. He also served as the country's 3rd Vice President from 1967 to 1978.

Daniel arap Moi
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2nd President of Kenya
In office
22 August 1978 – 30 December 2002
Vice PresidentMwai Kibaki
Josephat Karanja
George Saitoti
Musalia Mudavadi
Preceded byJomo Kenyatta
Succeeded byMwai Kibaki
3rd Vice President of Kenya
In office
5 January 1967 – 22 August 1978
PresidentJomo Kenyatta
Preceded byJoseph Murumbi
Succeeded byMwai Kibaki
Member of Parliament
for Baringo Central
In office
1966–2002
Succeeded byGideon Moi
Personal details
Born
Daniel Toroitich arap Moi

(1924-09-02)2 September 1924
Sacho, Kenya Colony
Died4 February 2020(2020-02-04) (aged 95)
Nairobi, Kenya
NationalityKenyan
Political partyKANU
Other political
affiliations
KADU (1960–1964)
Spouse(s)Lena Moi (d. 2004)
RelationsKimoi arap Chebii (Father)[1]
William Tuitoek Moi (brother)
Children
Alma materTambach Teachers Training College
ProfessionTeacher
Signature
Nickname(s)Nyayo

Moi was popularly known to Kenyans as "Nyayo", a Swahili word for "footsteps". He earned this name because they thought he was following the footsteps of the first President.[3]

Moi was born in Kurieng'wo village, Sacho division, Baringo County on 2 September 1924.

Moi died at a Nairobi hospital on 4 February 2020 at the age of 95.[4] He had Alzheimer's disease and was recently hospitalized for multiple organ failure.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. John Kamau (November 17, 2013), The First Lady Kenya never had, retrieved November 18, 2013
  2. State House. "Profile of Daniel arap Moi". State House. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  3. "Moi: the ruthless 'professor of politics'". The Age. 16 October 2002. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  4. "Daniel arap Moi, Who Ruled Kenya for Decades, Dies at 95". The New York Times. 4 February 2020.
  5. "Exclusive: Former President Daniel Arap Moi Suffering from Dementia". Kahawatungu. 29 August 2017.
  6. "All about the condition former President Moi is being treated for in ICU". Mphaso. 29 October 2019.

Other websitesEdit

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