Ex-Kenyan President Arap Moi dies

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:05 pm

Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country between 1978 and 2002, has died, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced. Moi was 95.
Moi’s 24-year rule saw his country become a one-party state where critical voices were crushed, corruption became endemic and tribal divisions were stoked and turned bloody.
“It is with profound sadness that I announce the death of a great man of an African state,” Kenyatta said in a statement.
He ordered a period of national mourning until a state funeral is held, on a date not yet announced.