President Uhuru Kenyatta has today visited ex-President Daniel Moi at his Kabarak home to condole him following death of his son Jonathan Toroitich.
President Kenyatta was received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
This comes a day after the family announced that the former President will not receive visitors coming to condole him following son’s death, but seems the family made a ‘silent’ exception for high profile dignitaries.
In a statement on Sunday, Moi’s secretary Lee Njiru, did not however state the reason, but it could be associated with ill-health.
“The family with heavy hearts wishes to inform all our friends that our patriarch Mzee Moi may not be able to personally receive those wishing to offer their condolence. This inevitable stand does not in any way lessen our gratitude dear friends. Please understand with us,” read the statement.
The family thanked people who had condoled with the family.
“We, the entire Moi family have been touched by the overwhelming messages of condolences and expressions of empathy from Kenyans and friends across the world. We thank you all for grieving with us following the passing on of our dear Jonathan,” the family said.
The family said that burial arrangements will be communicated later.
“I have been asked by the Moi family to tell Kenyans to respect their privacy at this mourning period of their beloved kin,” said Mr Njiru.
Jonathan’s younger brother and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi said in a statement said Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks.
“Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter. He was amiable, social and down – to – earth and industrious human being,” said the Baringo Senator.
Jonathan was born on July 23, 1954.
He died on Saturday, April 20, 2019 while undergoing treatment at a Nakuru hospital.