10 interesting things about Daniel arap Moi

What you need to know:

  • He has never worn a double-breasted suit or trousers with turn-ups.

  • He has maintained the same tailor who used to make his suits while in power to date.

  • He likes fast driving and while on his meet the people tour he would enjoy it when his driver floored the accelerator.

  1. He loves eating boiled green maize for breakfast with either porridge or tea.
  2. He does not take alcohol and influenced those around him while in power not to drink in his presence.

  3. He has a photographic memory and during his rule would call any DC or PC without referring to any phone book.

    Former President Daniel arap Moi receives a card from Kabarak Primary School pupils at his 90th birthday at Kabarak University, Nakuru County, on September 2, 2014. On his right is Governor Kinuthia Mbugua and son Gideon Moi (third right). PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

  4. He spends close to Sh10 million every year on philanthropy.

  5. He has never worn a double-breasted suit or trousers with turn-ups.

  6. He has maintained the same tailor who used to make his suits while he was in power.

  7. He likes fast driving and while on his meet-the-people tour he would enjoy it when his driver floored the accelerator.

  8. He twice slept in a tent while on his meet-the-people tours as the places he was visiting were too remote.

    Former President Daniel arap Moi greets wananchi during a rally in Kirigiti, Kiambu, on May 24, 1979. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

  9. His name Toroitich means "welcome home the cattle".

  10. He was denied a chance to join Alliance High School in 1945 by the colonial administration and was instead sent to a teachers college.

 

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