Musalia lauds Moi’s influence on education; recounts vital support during the Goldenberg scandal era

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Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi
Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has lauded the vast improvement the late retired President Daniel arap Moi left on the education sector. among other notable achievements like upholding peace and his administrative influence, the education sector thrived under the stewardship of Mzee Moi during his reign. Mudavadi, who served for a short stint as Vice President under Moi, said the footprint Moi left on matters education will remain unparalleled for a very long time.

He was speaking during the funeral ceremony of the late Mzee Moi at the Kabarak University grounds in Kabarak. “President Moi presided over the most rapid expansion programme when it comes to education,” he said, “In all our 47 Counties I don’t know which one doesn’t have a primary school, secondary school or education institution that doesn’t have Moi’s name.” He also highlighted Moi’s influence when it came to providing healthcare for all, “President Moi traversed everywhere, and everywhere there was a Nyayo Ward, that was his own contribution towards achieving Universal Healthcare.” He added that however, his administration encountered problems when issues of structural adjustments arose and it was decided that there must be cost sharing.

Mudavadi also acknowledged the fact that Moi kept Kenya in relative peace when other nations in the region were in periods of disturbances, with coups and counter coups being witnessed. Touching on a highly discussed topic of steering the economy in the midst of a tough period and the much famed Goldenberg scandal, the ANC leader said Moi’s guidance and support was timely, “President Moi appointed me as Finance Minister when I was 33 years old, things were heating up…our sponsors had said that we don’t qualify for economic aid, our economy was in a poor state, but Moi held my hand and helped me…the issue that troubled Kenyans called Export compensation gave birth to a monster called Goldenberg, we joined hands with Moi and broke that monster..” he also attributed the existence of a free market economy to Mzee Moi, “The liberalization we see today, don’t take it for granted, it’s through his leadership that kenya became a liberal economy.”