President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent his condolences to former President Daniel Moi and his family following the death of his son Jonathan Moi.
Uhuru eulogised the deceased as a humble and courageous human being whose words were a bond and he was generally dependable.
“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.
“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,” stated the President.
Jonathan’s younger brother Gideon Moi eulogisedÂ in a statement that he “will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter.Â He was amiable, social and down to earth and industrious human being.”
Several other leaders including Chief Justice David Maraga and former President Mwai Kibaki have since sent their condolences to the family of Jonathan.
“Saddened by the passing on of Jonathan Toroitich, son of former President Moi. Jonathan made his name as an enthusiastic, competitive and masterful rally driver. He was sociable, affable and loved a good laugh,” wrote Deputy President William Ruto.
â€śA self-effacing and private person, Jonathan will be remembered for his breakthroughs in motor sporting, farming and business,â€ť stated Kibaki.
“I have learned with great sadness about the demise of Mr Jonathan Moi, son of former President Daniel Arap Moi. Jonathan was well known as an outstanding rally driver in the heydays of the Safari Rally. May God give Mzee Moi and his family the fortitude to bear this heavy loss,” stated CJ Maraga.
“My sincere condolences to Retired President Daniel Arap Moi, family and friends of the late Jonathan Moi. Jonathan was one of the best and avid rally drivers this country has ever had. May his soul Rest In Peace,” posted Sports CS Amina Mohamed.
“It is with profound shock Tessie and I have learnt of the passing on of Jonathan Moi. Our heartfelt condolences to HE Daniel Arap Moi, Jonathan Moi’s family, the entire Moi family and to their relatives and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,” stated Musalia Mudavadi.
“My family and that of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga send deeply felt condolences to President Daniel arap Moi following the death of Jonathan Moi earlier today. We wish strength to the former President and his family to bear the loss. May God grant peace to the family at this sad moment,” stated former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“The ODM family joins the rest of the nation in condoling with Retired President Daniel Arap Moi and family following the death of his son Jonathan Toroitich Moi (pictured). We pray to God to give Mzee Moi and family strength and fortitude to bear this big loss,” condoled the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party on Twitter.
Jonathan Moi succumbed to cancer at a Nakuru hospital on Saturday, April 20.
It was, however, not clear what his cause of death was. Moi’s secretary Lee Kinyanjui confirmed that the family would release a detailed report on Sunday, April 21.