Kenya: Son, I Should Not Have Buried You - Moi

Some of former President Daniel arap Moi's family members wait for the start of Jonathan Moi's burial service at Kabarak University on April 27, 2019.

Retired President Daniel arap Moi on Saturday eulogized his son Jonathan Toroitich by declaring that he died too soon.

In a eulogy delivered on his behalf by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, the retired president said his son was always a humble man.

Moi said that each child is a very special chapter in a father's book and Jonathan had closed his.

He said he felt Jonathan close to his heart and yet so far from outside.

"Fathers should be buried by their children, and not the other way around. A son should never be buried by his father.

"But Jonathan's departure is God's will. God is reminding us that this life is passing, times goes by quickly and the things of this world can never satisfy the greatness of the human soul, a soul that is called to love the Father above all things... a soul destined for eternity," eulogized Moi.

Due to his fragile health, retired president Moi did not attend the funeral service held at Kabarak University.

He was however driven to the graveside when Jonathan body was being lowered to the grave.

Jonathan succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Friday, April 19.


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