Makueni County Assembly held a special session today, 12th February, to mourn the second President of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich arap Moi.

As the MCAs resumed their sittings since going on leave on 5th December last year, tributes flowed in the County Assembly while the former President was being buried at his Kabarak home in Nakuru County.

Nominated Wiper MCA Sarah Mulwa mourned the man, she said, taught her the basics of politics, as she served for 10 years as a councillor during his rule. She said she had received the snews with a lot of shock and grief.

Kalawa Ward MCA Muthoka Mutunga, a retired teacher, remembered how Mzee Moi fought for teachers’ welfare, and especially for female teachers to get paid well.

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MCAs Justus Masesi and Mirriam Ngina said they among the many Nyayo children who had the privilege of enjoying the free Moi milk.

Mavindini Ward MCA Jonathan Kimongo asked other leaders to emulate President Moi’s leadership style.

“President Moi always had time for God, even with his busy schedule, he would always go to church on Sunday.”

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana had a condolence book opened at the county commissioner’s office for the people to convey their tributes to the retired African leader.

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