How Moi ignored his aides’ advice to pick Uhuru as successor

Kabarak University Chancellor Daniel Moi (left) has a word with Vice chancellor Jones Kaleli at the graduation ceremony in Nakuru on December 16, 2016.

What you need to know:

  • Mr Kalonzo Musyoka writes in his autobiography about a flurry of meetings that took place as President Moi and Kanu hurtled towards defeat to Mr Mwai Kibaki’s Narc in the 2002 elections.
  • Mr Musyoka writes in his autobiography, Against All Odds, to be launched in Nairobi on Wednesday, that the meeting took place on Moi Day, October 10, 2002.
  • It was attended by Mr Raila Odinga, Prof George Saitoti, Mr Moody Awori, Mr Kenyatta, Mr Nicholas Biwott and Mr Yusuf Haji.
  • At the meeting, the rebels told Moi to his face that unless Uhuru withdrew from the succession race, Kanu was going to lose.

An attempt by President Daniel arap Moi to reconcile Kanu rebels and Uhuru Kenyatta, his choice as successor, ended in disarray during a State House meeting.

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