A condolence book has been opened at Coast Regional Headquarters (Uhuru na Kazi) building in Mombasa for locals to pay tribute to retired President Daniel arap Moi who died peacefully on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at Nairobi Hospital.
Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata encouraged Mombasa residents and those from other counties to find time and sign the book as a sign of respect to the former President.
“As a sign of appreciation to the good leadership and sacrifice Mzee Moi made to our country, I encourage all civil servants and residents to come forward and pay their respect,” said Elungata who led senior government officials in signing the book today.
Among those who accompanied Elungata was the Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo.
Peace, love and unity
Meanwhile Mombasa Women leader Zamzam Mohamed has hailed former President Daniel Moi as a peaceable man and leader.
Ms Zamzam noted, Mzee Moi was a “unifying figure” who positioned Kenya as an island of political stability in Africa” at a time when the country was surrounded by neighbours at war.
The political leader who also doubles as girl child rights crusader said during the 24 years rule of Kenya under the mantle of the late President Moi there was peace and stability in the country.
Zamzam noted that the late President introduced free education where schools were equipped with learning materials and also free milk program to school pupils was introduced.
Ms Zamzam said Kenya will experience a political vacuum since political leaders used to seek advice on leadership from the late President.
She is now urging political leaders to emulate the late political leadership of love and tolerance and preaching unity and unite Kenya as one tribe.
The women leader also eulogized the late President as a statesman who forged peace negotiations for two war torn countries of Somalia and Southern Sudan.