Great music in praise of benevolent strongman

President Moi strikes a tune to the delight of Sengera Girls Secondary School choir which entertained him when a delegation from Majoge-Bassi constituency called on him at his Kabarak home. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Retired President Daniel Moi inspired many fascinating songs during his reign.
  • Even though most of them reeked of copious sycophancy, some were excellent musical compositions that continue to light up the dance floor.

The apparent lure of adoration of those so-called patriotic songs is one of things that Moi, who ruled for 24 years, until he retired in 2002, will be remembered for in this and future generations.