Lee Njiru’s glowing tribute to former President Daniel Moi

Moi was over 100 years when he died.

Mr Lee Njiru. Longest serving press secretary of former President Daniel Moi. [Photo/File]

In Brief

-“He has given me something more than money. Today God has declared his intention. He has died 14 times according to rumours but this is the real death it is final,” said Njiru.

-Speaking to Citizen TV on Tuesday morning, Njiru said the news of Moi’s death has left him devastated because to him Moi was a teacher, father and mentor who guided him since 22 August 1978.

The long-serving President Moi press secretary Lee Njiru gave a glowing tribute of the man termed as his father, teacher and mentor for the last 40 years.

Speaking to Citizen TV on Tuesday morning, Njiru said the news of Moi’s death has left him devastated because to him Moi was a teacher, father and mentor who guided him since 22 August 1978.

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“Well I received this sad news early this morning and I was devastated. I would like Kenyans to know up to now I have been with Moi from Tuesday 22 August 1978, he has been like my father, teacher, leader and mentor he has guided and protected me like the apple of his eye,” said Njiru.

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“He gave me life skills took me to study tours around the world. For the last one week, I could not watch newspapers or television. I think to speak absolute truth I know Moi more than anybody else. For the last 40 years, I have not been on leave,” he added.

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Njiru has narrated how Kenyans ‘killed’ the retired president before his actual death on January 4, 2020. after several rumours about his life.

“He has given me something more than money. Today God has declared his intention. He has died 14 times according to rumours but this is the real death it is final,” said Njiru.

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A seemingly broken Njiru thanked Kenyans for the streaming condolences to Moi and his family, a family in which he says he belongs.

“I don’t know if I should send any message of condolence because I am the bereaved,” he added.

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Heavy security has been deployed at the Lee Funeral home with the General Service Unit (GSU) taking over even as senior government officials and politicians thronged the venue.

According to Moi’s son Gideon, his father died peacefully on Tuesday at 5.20 am.


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