The late President Daniel Arap Moi’s death on Tuesday morning elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans.
Moi, who was the longest-serving president of Kenya did not only leave a legacy in the eyes of citizens but also wounds in the hearts of others.
During his tenure, Moi adopted a dictatorial tactic to lead the country, hence lock horns with his critics.
Before his retirement, Moi addressed the issue by stating that he forgives all those who had abused him.
Moi went ahead to ask all those whom he had wronged or said anything that hurt them to forgive him.
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One of the memories of the merciless dictatorial policy adopted by Moi is the Moi torture chamber that was at the Nyayo House in Nairobi city.
The basement of the 26-story government building at the city center elicited fear to those who opposed his form of leadership.
Those who were unfortunate to enter the cold room, give a horrifying story of their experience behind its walls.
Among those who were tortured in the chambers include former prime minister Raila Odinga, the late Kenneth Matiba, Koigi Wamwere, Wachira Waheire and many others.
Apart from the torture incidences, Moi was also accused of murdering his opposers.
The Moi government is said to have been involved in extrajudicial killings that were under his command.
Some of the people that are said to be assassinated by his government include, Tom Mboya, Robert Ouko, Pio Gama Pinto, among others.