Mzee Moi photo on wheelchair emerge

A photo of retired President Daniel Moi on a wheelchair has emerged online.

In the photo, the former president is seen to be chatting with Kalonzo Musyoka, Peter Kenneth and his son Gideon Moi when they two paid a visit to condole him over the loss of his son Jonathan Moi.

The 95 year old President has been in and out of hospital with the last one known visit being in December when he was admitted in Nairobi Hospital for four days.

A month ago, there was confusion on whether Mzee Moi was in hospital after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni tweeted that he had visited Moi in hospital. At the same time, Gideon Moi tweeted that President Museveni had visited Moi at Karbanet Gardens home.

The different venues of the meeting has prompted concerns on the retired president’s health and  whether he is admitted in hospital. Gideon Moi later deleted his tweet.

Political Significance

Opposition and government leaders are all trying to have a chance to visit and condole with the former president.

Among political luminaries who have visited Mzee Moi’s Kabarak home include Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth, Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive Ezekiel Mutua, Kitui senator Enoch Wambua and Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) boss Francis Atwoli.

Baringo Senator and Kanu chairman Gideon Moi has been receiving the leaders.

Deputy President William Ruto was apparently denied a chance to visit Mzee Moi.  The political significance of the visits  to the former President was not lost on observers who believed  that it was an indication that Mr Ruto may have been denied entry into Kabarak.

Dr Ruto instead decided to visit Jonathan’s Kabimoi home which is about 45 kilometres from Kabarak where President Uhuru Kenyatta condoled with the family on Monday.

Moi’s son, the late Jonathan will be buried on today at his Kabimoi Home. Mr Moi who was popularly known as JT succumbed to cancer last week in a Nakuru Hospital. He was 64 years old.


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