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President Kenyatta, Raila mourn Jonathan Moi's death

Saturday April 20 2019

Jonathan Toroitich Moi

Jonathan Toroitich Moi was a celebrated Safari Rally driver. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

BEATRICE KANGAI
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the death of Jonathan Toroitich Moi, saying the son of former President Daniel Moi was a humble, kind, generous and courageous person.

Mr Toroitich died on Friday in Nakuru. The cause of his death was not immediately clear.

In his message of condolence, President Kenyatta said Mr Toroitich will be remembered for his pioneering exploits in motorsport as a rally driver, and as a successful farmer, businessman and entrepreneur.

FULL STATEMENT

Here is Mr Kenyatta’s full condolence message:

"To Your Excellency former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, your family and friends,

I have received the news this morning of the passing away of my friend and brother Jonathan Toroitich Moi with great shock and disbelief.

As I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to your Excellency, your family and friends, I pray God to grant each one of you the grace and strength to bear with the big loss.

JT, as Jonathan was popularly known to many of us, was a humble, kind, generous and courageous person. JT's word was always his bond, he was dependable.

Many of us will always remember JT for his pioneering exploits in motorsport as a rally driver and as a successful farmer, businessman and entrepreneur.

Your Excellency, our collective thoughts and prayers as a family and as a country are with you, your family and friends during this difficult period of mourning.

May the Almighty God rest the soul of our brother and friend Jonathan Toroitich Moi in eternal peace."

OTHER MESSAGES

Deputy President William Ruto said he was saddened by the news

"Jonathan made his name as an enthusiastic, competitive and masterful rally driver. He was sociable, affable and loved a good laugh. Jonathan treasured family, friendships and committed himself to bettering the lives of others. Rest in peace."

Via Twitter, Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga said, "My family and that of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga send deeply-felt condolences to President Daniel arap Moi following the death of Jonathan Moi. We wish strength for the former President and his family to bear the loss. May God grant peace to the family at this sad moment."

Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o said he “learnt with profound shock” news of Mr Toroitich’s death.

“The people of Kisumu share in the grief that has befallen the family and pray to God to grant you the strength to bear this great loss and accord you heavenly comfort,” he said in a statement.