President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday condoled with the people of Kenya and President Uhuru Kenyatta over the death of a former President, Daniel Arap Moi.
In a condolence message signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari described the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi as “a frontline nationalist who gave his best for the development of his country and was a key factor in the stability of the East African region and Africa in general.
“From a humble beginning (as a school teacher), the late Arap Moi became a politician, a committed democrat, was elected President, upheld the values of democracy and worked for its sustenance throughout his lifetime.”
Buhari recalled that the longest serving President of the country voluntarily handed over to his successor in 2002 in an election having ruled the country since 1978, a feat that was uncommon at that time.
He then urged Kenyans to uphold the ideals of love, peace, progress, unity and loyalty that the late statesman stood for even as he calls on other African leaders to emulate these virtues and prayed that God Almighty will repose his soul and comfort family and friends as they mourn the departed statesman.