Carnivore of Kabarak: 'Mzee Moi eats meat like a lion’

Retired President Daniel Moi addresses a gathering during the opening of Trans National Bank in Elgeyo-Marakwet County on January 23, 2015. He believed that those agitating for multipartyism were not doing it for the good of the country. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • His family is known for longevity. They live long. I have heard people say that Moi does not eat meat, but the centrality of Moi’s food is meat.
  • When the clamour for multipartyism began in the 1990s, President Moi was not for the idea because he held the view that more political parties would take the outline of ethnicities and this would divide the country.
  • Multipartyism was also not being pushed by Kenyans only; but by Western nations as well. People became rabid, and he eventually let them have their way.

A stern face stared out at Kenyans for more than 24 years. Framed on office and shop walls, pictured on every banknote and coin, and ever-present on our daily news bulletins.

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