Former Kenyan President Moi is Dead

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Gone; Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi; Courtesy Photo

It has been confirmed that former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi is dead. The announcement on Moi’s death was made on Tuesday morning by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a presidential proclamation announcing the passing on of the retired President.

The former president died at the age of 95.

Last month, doctors at the Nairobi Hospital were forced to put Moi back on life support machines. His health situation has not been stable since he was rushed to the facility in October last year. 

At the time, his spokesman Lee Njiru had said the visit was for a normal check-up but since then he has been re-admitted four times.

Moi’s medical team led by his personal doctor David Silverstein are said to be managing recurring complications that have kept him at the hospital for almost three months.

During Moi’s initial admission to the hospital, he was treated for pleural effusion, a medical condition where excess fluids accumulate around the lung areas.

He underwent a knee surgery at the Aga Khan Hospital in January 2017 after he developed complications following a road accident in 2006.

Daniel Toroitich arap Moi was the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. He became president as a result of the death of the then president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

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