The late former president Daniel Arap Moi’s deep-rooted Christian faith has with no doubt been reported widely after his passing on Tuesday last week.
It has now emerged that the former Head of State had a secret note written in his own handwriting and stashed in his Bible.
This is according to Curators at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) who are creating an exhibition to showcase the life and times of Kenya’s second president.
”Step by step, step by step, I will follow Jesus. Every day all the way, I will follow Jesus,” reads the note which is titled Gate of Heaven–Genesis 28.17.
The team piecing together Moi’s memorable moments revealed that the family had given them his latest Bible for exhibition and upon opening it, they found the note which is probably one of the last things he wrote before he passed on.
“We are showcasing the life and times of this great man for remembrance and inculcate a culture of documenting our history,” Susan Wanjaria, a curator at NMK, said.
According to the curator, the note indicates that Moi was already visualising his entry into the next life.
“It was very emotional for me when I saw the note because it showed that he (Moi) was preparing himself for the next life with those words Gate of Heaven,” she added.
Moreover, Moi’s long-time spiritual father, Bishop Silas Yego, of the AIC church revealed that the late politician’s favorite Bible verse was Galatians 2:20.
”I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me,” reads the verse.
Yego, who performed the final religious rites to Moi before his passing, paid glowing tributes to him while describing him as a staunch Christian who respected and supported the church.
Watch the full interview below.