Former President Daniel Arap Moi is dead at the age of 95.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a presidential proclamation announcing the death of retired President Moi.
His death was also confirmed by his press secretary Lee Njiru who said that Mzee Moi had been hospitalized since October 10th 2019 and he never left hospital.
Mzee Moi was the president of Kenya for 24 years and also served as the Vice President for 12 years before then.
In a presidential proclamation statement, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Nation to observe a period of National mourning from today (Tuesday) until the Moi is buried.
He also noted that the Late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi shall be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.
All Kenyan flag shall be flown at half-mast at State House, State Lodges, all Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, on 4th February, 2020 Until sunset on the day of the Burial.
Kenyatta mourned the late Mzee Moi as an African Icon saying;
“As we mourn the passing of an African Icon, our heartfelt condolences go out to his Children, Relatives and Close Friends. We will never forget that even as he served Kenya, Africa and the World; the Late Mzee Moi remained a deeply committed family man, a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and earnest Friend to so many. While they undoubtedly grieve his passing, I wish to assure them that Mzee Moi lives on in the hearts of the Millions of Kenyans who benefited from his servant-leadership, and in the peaceful, harmonious and united Kenya that was built in large part by the works of his hands."