By Alex Roberts
Kenya’s second President, Daniel Arap Moi, has died in Nairobi on February 4th, 2020. Moi was 95 years of age.
The former President presided over a long and controversial Presidency between 1978-2002; before agreeing to transition power- 10 years after the country adopting multi-party elections. During his presidency his administration adopted many totalitarian policies, disappearing, murdering and torturing political opposition, journalists and ordinary citizens.
Moi was the prominent figure of the Kenyan Africa National Union (KANU) and was long considered a political ‘kingmaker’; famously backing current President Uhuru Kenyatta for President in 2007.
It remains unclear whether Moi will manage to fuck around with Kenyan politics from beyond the grave going forward.