September 2, marks the day which retired President Daniel Moi was born. On Monday (Today), Mzee Moi is celebrating his 95th birthday.
Mzee Moi served Kenyans for 24 years after taking over the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in 1978 following his death.
He served Kenyans until 2002 where his constitutional term came to an end.
When he was almost handing over the mantle of leadership, Mzee Moi is remembered for publicly scolding those who imagined he would stick to power.
Moi said that he was finally leaving office to prove that even the long-serving African presidents were not obsessed with power.
He went further to apologize to those who felt he had wronged them and said he had forgiven those who wronged him.
Despite his controversial terms as a president,many Kenyans took to social media to laud him for the many good things he did and wished many more years.
Here is what Kenyans had to say:
On behalf of team Wanjiku's president, mtetezi wa wanyonge, H.E GVN @MikeSonko I would like to take this chance to wish the longest serving kenya president ( 1978-2002 ) Mzee MOI a happy birthday. God bless you! pic.twitter.com/1zCYaFsFTA
— Ken Rende 🇰🇪 (@ken_rende) September 2, 2019
— Kenya Year Book (@Kenyayearbook) September 2, 2019
Happy birthday Nyayo . Many more sir ,,,we all know the love you have for William Ruto and we can assure you that He will run this country well come 2022 #MtkenyaforRuto Mzee Moi pic.twitter.com/8N5JgU1lWp
— Mt Kenya for William Ruto 🇰🇪 (@MtKenyaforRuto) September 2, 2019
95 and still counting!
Happy Birthday Mzee Moi🎉🎊 pic.twitter.com/4uiQ3U8CBg
— Juniour Brown (@johnte_brown) September 2, 2019
May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to u on this day. Wishing u a very happy birthday. Mzee Moi pic.twitter.com/eVbXiFKHEP
— Emmanuel Chumba Paparazi (@MsaniiManu) September 2, 2019
Now this was the Real Baba, Baba wa Taifa.
— Moseax 🇰🇪 (@MoseaxKenya) September 2, 2019
Former President Daniel Torotich Arap Moi had strong advice before leaving office "Power iko kwa wanainchi….kiongozi hawezi kuwa anaruka hapa na hapa"
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) September 2, 2019
Wish you happy birthday and long life the whole life inshallah praying for you a good health nd long life too happy happiness happiest birthday to our lovely MZEE MOI
— Abdulkader Abdallah (@Abdulka85333484) September 2, 2019