Former President Daniel Arap Moi has died aged 102 or 103 years, and not 95 years.
This is according to his long serving press secretary Lee Njiru, who argues that Mzee Moi told him not to go by what is on his Identity card.
“Mzee told me many times not to go by what is on his ID,” Lee Njiru said through a phone call to Citizen Tv.
Lee Njiru who has been President’ Moi’s Press Secretary for over 40years.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday morning shared a proclamation statement confirming the passing on of Moi.
The retired Head of State has ailing for a long time despite several admissions to hospital.
Lee Njiru says Moi started walking using a walking stick then a wheelchair, noting that his decline was very worrying.
He has been hospitalized since October 10th 2019 and has never left hospital.
“He started walking using a walking stick then a wheelchair, I have seen a steady decline. His decline was very worrying. He has been hospitalized since October 10th 2019 & has never left hospital,” Njiru noted.
In October 2019, the former president was admitted to the Nairobi Hospital on Saturday after he developed breathing complications.
That was the second time in two weeks that the 95-year-old former president was being attended to at the city hospital.
The former President’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru at the time stated that Moi had been rushed to hospital on Monday for what was termed as a routine checkup.
“Yes, l can confirm that Mzee Moi visited The Nairobi Hospital for a routine medical check-up.
“It is prudent for any human being to undergo regular medical check-ups, so there is nothing to worry about,” remarked Njiru.
Njiru, however, avoided giving further information on the type of checkup the ailing ex-Head of State underwent at the facility.
In December 2018, the once Vice President during the reign of the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta had been rushed to the same hospital for a similar routine checkup.
In May the same year, Moi had been taken ill at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, following a complaint of a previous knee injury.