Baringo Senator Gideon Moi left mourners at his father’s memorial service held at Nyayo Stadium in stitches after he pointed out his light and hard moments with the man who served Kenyans for 24 years as a President.
While eulogising on behalf of his family, Senator Moi recounted the moment he wronged his father and went ahead to reveal how he tricked the late Moi to forgiving him.
“Our father was a forgiving man, I remember he had bought a new car and like a young man I could not resist the temptation to take the new car for a ride.
“Unfortunately, my driving skills then could not match my enthusiasm and the new car was no more. Fearing my father, I had to carry a bible on one hand as I entered his room.
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“My Father who had heard of the accident looked at me, shook his head and burst into laughter. And that was the end of the matter,” narrated Moi.
Also, Senator Moi narrated how he battled it out with his father in his quest to stop him from consuming too much meat as directed by his doctors.
“This old man used to love roasted meat. I once reminded him that the doctor has said no to too much meat but he turned to me and said are you seeing the doctor here?” narrated Gideon.
“Huyu mzee alikua anapenda nyama”
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The Late Moi’s last born son also said that his father, despite having heavy duties on his back, always found time to be a loving a and a responsible father.
Senator Moi went ahead to thank Kenyans for their overwhelming support and for their messages of condolences they had poured to them.
“As a family, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love compassion and support,” he said.
Senator Moi also thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for according their father a befitting send-off and also supporting them during the tough moment.
The late Moi passed on aged 95 at Nairobi Hospital aged 95 years.
He had served for 24 years as the president following the death of the founding father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Prior to his presidential journey, the late Moi had served as Kenya’s Vice President for over 10 years.
He will be laid to rest at his Kabarak home on Wednesday.