Ex-President Moi undergoes check-up at Nairobi Hospital

Ex-President Moi undergoes check-up at Nairobi Hospital

By ERIC MATARAMore by this Author Former President Daniel Arap Moi was on Sunday evening taken The Nairobi Hospital for what family sources and aides said is a routine medical check-up. Mr Moi’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru told the Nation that the former head of State was taken to the hospital for a check-up accompanied […]

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Ndindi Nyoro likens his woes to those of Kenneth Matiba

Ndindi Nyoro likens his woes to those of Kenneth Matiba

By NDUNGU GACHANEMore by this Author Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has described his dramatic arrest on Monday and subsequent release as a “State attack” and has likened the whole incident to what the late multi-party doyen Kenneth Matiba faced, saying that both scenarios paint the same picture – that of using State powers for political […]

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Former President Daniel Moi celebrates 95th birthday

Former President Daniel Moi celebrates 95th birthday

By ERIC MATARAMore by this Author Retired President Daniel Arap Moi turned 95 on Monday. The Kenyan second president celebrated his birthday in a private function at his Kabarak home with close family only. According to the former Head of State’s press secretary Lee Njiru, Mr Moi’s family members among them his children and grandchildren […]

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WAMWERE: Moi, Nyayoism and spread of dictatorship and corruption

By KOIGI WA WAMWEREMore by this Author I came to know retired President Daniel arap Moi rather closely when he sent me best wishes in the 1974 polls, not directly but through a Mr Kiptanui – a prominent Nakuru businessman. Mr Moi, then an embattled vice president, had taken an interest in me because we […]

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How hardliners blocked Moi, Jaramogi handshake

By KAMAU NGOTHOMore by this Author In the August 26 instalment of this column, I extracted from the recorded recollections of one time Foreign minister, the late Dr Munyua Waiyaki, the untold story of how forces opposed to Vice President Daniel arap Moi’s ascendancy to the Presidency, had mended fences with Jaramogi Odinga and enlisted […]

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Politician who enjoyed cordial ties with presidents

By KAMAU NGOTHOMore by this Author Mid 2015, a huge delegation from the Maasai community paid a courtesy call at Nairobi State House to thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointing Major-General (rtd) Joseph Nkaissery the CS for the Interior. At the function, the President noted the presence of John Keen, then 89, and instructed that […]

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