Kenya: Mzee Moi Won't Receive Visitors During Son's Mourning Period

Retired President Daniel Arap Moi may not be able to personally receive those condoling with his family following the death of his son Jonathan Toroitich on Saturday.

This is according to a statement from Moi's Press Secretary and Personal Assistant Lee Njiru.

"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 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 us," the statement further said.

The family, however, expressed appreciation for the messages of condolences from Kenyans and around the world which started streaming in on Saturday morning and further asked Kenyans to respect their privacy during the mourning period.


"We are distraught as a family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us to mourn privately. We will continue to inform Kenyans on need basis and further arrangements," said deceased's younger brother and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi said.

Jonathan died on Friday evening at a hospital in Nakuru. He was the first-born son to former President Moi and his late wife Lena.


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