- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has sent a message of condolence to Kenya over the death of its former leader, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi
- Jonathan said that Moi played key roles in his homeland to bring about its liberation and that of Africa
- The former Nigerian president said that Moi will always be remembered for his patriotic and nationalistic spirit
Former Nigerian leader, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has sent his message of condolence to the people of Kenya over the death of their second elected president, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.
Referring to Moi as a great African nationalist, Jonathan said that the late Kenyan president will be remembered for his love and service to his nation.
Moreover, Jonathan said that Moi played key roles towards the realisation of liberation both in his country and Africa in general.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Moi, who ruled the country for 24 years, died at the age of 95.
Moi was pronounced dead in the early hours of Tuesday, February 4, by medics at The Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Moi took the mantle of leadership from the country's first president, late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, in 1978 and reigned for 24 years before relinquishing power in 2002.
He remained in stable condition until July 30, 2006, when he was involved in a road accident in Limuru while travelling to Kabarak from Machakos where he had presided over a graduation ceremony at Scott Theological College.
The renowned KANU leader developed the knee problem and has been in and out of the hospital since then.
The late Moi underwent minor knee surgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi on January 27, 2017.
On March 11, 2018, Moi was flown to Israel for a knee check-up before returning to the country several days later.
The retired head of state has also been receiving private treatment at his Kabarak home with the family keeping the status of his health a top-secret.
Moi has not been in active politics for a long time, but a number of top politicians have been visiting him to seek advice and political blessings thanks to his vast knowledge and experience in Kenyan politics.
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