Leaders owe Moi a duty to hold country together, says Wetangula

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Ford Kenya leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.
Ford Kenya leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.

Ford Kenya party leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has urged leaders who were nurtured and influenced by the late retired President Daniel arap Moi to hold the county together. Speaking at the burial of the late Mzee Moi at Kabarak, Nakuru County on Wednesday, Wetangula recalled how he was introduced into politics by Moi, after he nominated him to go to parliament in 1992. “To us who he nurtured int leadership, we owe this great man a duty to hold this country together, to unite this country and to give a sense of pride and belonging to each and every Kenyan.”

He said the late President will be remembered as a leader who sought advice and valued advice, and one one who led Kenya through difficult times. He said he made choices against partisan and personal interests at critical times, highlighting Moi’s shift to KANU, agreeing to repeal Section 2A in 1992 and peacefully handing over power after the 2002 general elections, “…And(he) went into retirement. You might recall thereafter even with extreme provocations from some of the new enthusiastic leaders, Mzee Moi never answered back, Mzee Moi never commented on politics, Mzee Moi became a respected statesman that people could go to for advice,” said Wetangula. He further urged the Moi family, led by Gideon Moi to uphold Mzee Moi’s name and legacy.