MPs hold special sitting to pay tribute to the late Moi

Written By: Hunja Macharia

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The National Assembly and the Senate held a special sitting to pay tribute to the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi whose body is lying in State at Parliament buildings.

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Parliament also extended the viewing of Moi’s body for 1 hour ahead of the National memorial service at Nyayo Stadium on Tuesday.

MPs were allocated 10 minutes each to eulogize the late mzee Moi while the Leaders of the Majority Party and the Leaders of the Minority Party, were given a maximum of 15 minutes each.

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They had fond memories of the former President terming him as a pan-African and a Statesman whose leadership qualities should be emulated.

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Senior members of the Senate led by Minority Leader James Orengo, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula described the late Mzee Moi as a leader who remained committed to ensuring National unity.

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Senator Orengo reminding the house how the late former President Moi worked with the opposition in 1991 for the sake of national unity.

Busia Senator Amos Wako who served as Attorney General for 12 years during Moi’s tenure praised the late President for his meekness attributing his 12 years as Attorney General to Moi’s protection.

Mandera Senator Mohammud Mohammed who served as an ambassador for 7 years in Moi’s Government said Moi’s foreign policy made Kenya a hub of peace in the region.

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Garissa Senator Yusuf Hajj who served as an administrator during Moi’s reign honoured the late former President for integrating the north eastern region as part of Kenya by appointing people from the region in his government.

Similar praises were made in the National Assembly where members described the late former President as a religious leader who loved his country

 

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