16 April 2018

Kenya: KoT Cant Wait for Moi's Condolence Message to Matiba's Family

Photo: Samuel Miring'u/Daily Nation
President Uhuru Kenyatta when he visited former Cabinet Minister Kenneth Matiba at Karen Hospital, Nairobi in this picture dated March 30, 2015.

As messages of condolences to the family of late Kenneth Matiba continue to trickle in from across the political divide, Kenyans online are waiting to hear from retired president Daniel Moi.

Mr Matiba died Sunday at the age of 85 years while receiving treatment at the Karen Hospital.

President Uhuru Kenyatta together with Deputy President William Ruto were among the first to send their messages of condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr Matiba.

Kenyans also joined in, eulogizing Mr Matiba as a hero who championed for multipartism during the Kanu regime.

But curious Kenyans are eagerly waiting to read president Moi's condolence message.

Mr Matiba was a political prisoner during Moi's brutal Kanu regime and suffered a stroke while at Kamiti Maximum Prison where he was held without trial. He was later released.

This is what Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) had to say.

Will Moi attend or send condolences to the family of Matiba?

Asking for a friend.

- Lord Masinde Erastus (@MasindeErastus1) April 16, 2018

The biggest hypocrisy in Kenya yet will be when Moi sends messages of condolences to Kenneth Matiba's family as a "friend who fought freedom in Kenya" when he detained at tortured him. @MigunaMiguna @C_NyaKundiH

- Seth Emmanuel (@SethManex) April 16, 2018

Am still waiting for former president Daniel T. Arap Moi to send his condolences to Kenneth Matiba's family. #Whenyourtormentorliveson

- wakiliDaudiChwa (@ChwaWakili) April 16, 2018

Its very unfortunate upto now we have not received the condolence from moi family to kenneth matiba since he passed on.

- honnrade-tuku (@honnrade22) April 16, 2018

Waiting for former President Daniel Toroitich Moi to send his "heartfelt" condolences to the family of Kenneth Matiba. His handlers should not mislead him to display the first-class hypocrisy!

- juma 🇰🇪 (@jumaf3) April 16, 2018

It is hypocritical to see Moi sending condolences to matiba family when we know it was him who torched and maimed matiba

- Abdinasir Adan (@Counsel_Nassir) April 16, 2018

Funny enough those who cheered on Moi while he was torturing Keneth Matiba are all over Twitter sending beautiful condolences... ... shame on you.

- Ahmed Mohamed (@ahmedhilalmohd) April 15, 2018

I'm waiting for Moi's condolences to Kenneth Matiba family!

- ALLAN (@AllanBett__) April 15, 2018

What was done to Kenneth Matiba by Daniel Moi in 1991 was done to @MigunaMiguna in 2017, by students of Moi.

The 2 should not be allowed anywhere near his funeral. Neither should they send hypocritical condolences.

- Evans Kinyua (@EvansKinyua17) April 15, 2018

I'm waiting for Daniel Moi to sent condolence messages to the family of Kenneth Matiba.

It's when I'll pack & leave Kenya where your tormenters & torturers will celebrate your life after death.

- Teardrops🇰🇪 (@Teardrops_ke) April 15, 2018

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