President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday joined thousands of Kenyans and other mourners to celebrate the life of President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.
In a public display of affection, tens of thousands attended his state funeral on Tuesday. For the previous three days, long queues formed at parliament buildings for the viewing of Mr Moi’s body as it lay in state. But some came to verify for themselves that the former head of state had indeed died.
last week, the Kenya’s longest-serving leader died at the age of 95 – nearly two decades after leaving office.
President Museveni described the late as peace maker said leaders in Africa are lie doctors
‘’ You must properly diagnose what ails your country lest it stays in perpetual trouble. Presidents Moi and Jomo Kenyatta did a good diagnostic job, explaining why Kenya has been stable.’’ He said.
He added: This is exemplified in Moi’s decision in 1964 to fold his KADU party and join KANU. This was patriotic and set a base for unity for Kenya and its sustained peace and stability.
Mr. Museveni described President Moi as a true East African.
‘ ‘He did not only work for the political and economic integration of the region but had a real emotional attachment to it. On several occasions he asked me to let him visit places in Uganda that he felt attached to. ‘’
‘ ‘I also remember him as a very conciliatory person. In 1987, when some troublemakers misled him to close the border with Uganda, he was open to talks. We met in Teso, Kenya, resolve the issues and worked closely.’’