Rwanda: Kagame Condoles With Kenya Over Death of Former President Moi

President Paul Kagame pays his last respects to former Kenyan president Daniel Toroitich arap Moi at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi on Tuesday. Moi, who led his country for 24 years, passed away on February 4 aged 95.
11 February 2020

President Paul Kagame delivered his condolences to Kenyans for the death of the country's former President Daniel Moi, during a State Funeral Service held at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.

Moi passed on last week at the age of 95. He was the country's second President ruling between 1978 and 2002.

Kagame said that when Kenya is grieving and mourning its former head of state, Rwanda sends its support and condolences.

"When the people of Kenya are grieving, it goes as far as our country and our people join you in the grieving. And if Kenyans succeed and make progress we also share in that," he said.

He said that the two countries share a strong bond both among citizens and the leadership.

"We are here indeed based upon the friendship between the People of Kenya and the People of Rwanda and between the leadership teams of both countries to condole with you President (Uhuru Kenyatta), the family of Late Daniel Arap Moi, and the People of Kenya," he said.

"We will continue to be with you as we all remember this gallant leader, one of the gallant leaders of this great country of Kenya, and May God accord him eternal peace," he added.

Other countries whose Heads of State were present at the state funeral included Djibouti, Saharawi, South Sudan, Uganda and the President of Ethiopia.

Moi is expected to be buried in his home in Kabarak, in Nakuru County.

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