Political Rivalry Aside, Ruto Makes Condolence Phone Call to Gideon Moi

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Deputy President Willam Ruto made a phone call to Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to convey his message of condolences following the passing of Jonathan Toroitich, the eldest son of former Head of State, Daniel Arap Moi.

Ruto dotted his phone call conversation with Bible verses telling Gideon that he was united with the family at this trying moment.

The deputy President asked Gideon to pass his condolences to Mzee Daniel Arap Moi and promised to make a personal appearance at the home to condole with the family.

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Earlier President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition Chief Raila Odinga had made similar phone calls to the family and the President eulogized the late as a dependable man whose pioneering exploits in motorsport, farming and business will always be remembered.

‘’I have received the news this morning of the passing away of my friend and brother Jonathan Toroitich Moi with great shock and disbelief.

“As I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to your Excellency, your family and friends, I pray God to grant each one of you the grace and strength to bear with the big loss.

“JT’s word was always his bond, he was dependable. Many of us will always remember JT for his pioneering exploits in motorsport as a rally driver and as a successful farmer, businessman and entrepreneur.

“May the Almighty God rest the soul of our brother and friend Jonathan Toroitich Moi in eternal peace,” said Uhuru.

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Separately Raila said he feels saddened by the passing of Toroitich while ANC Chief Musalia Mudavadi posted that his family was shocked by the loss of Jonathan.

‘My family and that of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga send deeply felt condolences to President Daniel arap Moi following the death of Jonathan Moi earlier today. We wish strength to the former President and his family to bear the loss. May God grant peace to the family at this sad moment’’, said Raila.

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