Former President Moi died many times before his real death – Lee Njiru

Lee Njiru, the late Mzee Daniel Arap Moi Press Secretary, has described how Kenyans ‘slaughtered’ former president Daniel Moi before his real demise on February 4, 2020.

“Since 1983, I have been counting on a piece of paper and he has died 14 times according to the ill will of people,” he said.

Njiru was speaking at Citizen TV on Tuesday morning.

“…but this is real death. This is final… it comes with a finality. We have to stay with it… I don’t know whether I am to send a message of condolence because I am the bereaved,” he said.

Last year, the government condemned the fake news circulating on social media about the health of former President Daniel Moi.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the former President is doing well.

Noting that he has stayed longer with Moi, Lee said at no point did he take leave to go rest.

“Nobody has ever stayed with him longer that I have. For the last one week, I could not read a newspaper, I was feeling tired the whole week… for the last 40 years I have been on his feet not on leave… he has made me to know people in Kenya..” he said.

“I have toured every constituency and I know people in every village… he has given me something more than wealth and money.”

“For the last three years I have seen Moi from a very strong person. I have seen decline in his health. As an important person we don’t disclose this. He was hospitalized year October and never left the hospital. The hospital was like a nursing home not a hospital.”

There was heavy security as senior government authorities thronged the Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday morning.

Moi’s body was moved from the Nairobi Hospital Lee Funeral Home a few minutes after 8.00 am.

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