DP Ruto visits family of ex-President Moi’s late son Jonathan – PHOTOS


DP Ruto visits family of ex-President Moi's late son Jonathan - PHOTOS
DP William Ruto arrives at the home of the late Jonathan Moi, son of former-President Daniel arap Moi, in Kabimoi village - Baringo County - on April 24, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • The DP was accompanied by Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis and Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament Moses Lessonet.
  • He was welcomed by the late Jonathan Moi's family members as well as area residents and other local leaders.
  • Moi family Press Secretary Lee Njiru on Saturday last week confirmed that the safari rally enthusiast succumbed to cancer at a hospital in Nakuru.

Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday visited the home of the late Jonathan Moi, son of former President Daniel arap Moi, in Kabimoi village, Baringo County, to condole with his family following his passing.

The DP was accompanied by Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis and Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament Moses Lessonet.

He was welcomed by the late Jonathan Moi’s family members as well as area residents and other local leaders.

DP William Ruto arrives at the home of the late Jonathan Moi, son of former-President Daniel arap Moi, in Kabimoi village - Baringo County - on April 24, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY
DP William Ruto arrives at the home of the late Jonathan Moi, son of former-President Daniel arap Moi, in Kabimoi village – Baringo County – on April 24, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY
DP Ruto arrives at the home of the late Jonathan Moi to condole with his family. PHOTO | COURTESY
DP Ruto arrives at the home of the late Jonathan Moi to condole with his family. PHOTO | COURTESY
People await the arrival of DP William Ruto at the home of the late Jonathan Moi in Kabimoi village, Baringo County. PHOTO | COURTESY
People await the arrival of DP William Ruto at the home of the late Jonathan Moi in Kabimoi village, Baringo County. PHOTO | COURTESY
People await the arrival of DP William Ruto at the home of the late Jonathan Moi in Kabimoi village, Baringo County. PHOTO | COURTESY
People await the arrival of DP William Ruto at the home of the late Jonathan Moi in Kabimoi village, Baringo County. PHOTO | COURTESY

DP Ruto had previously taken to Twitter to express his condolences over Jonathan’s passing saying: “Saddened by the passing on of Jonathan Toroitich, son of former President Moi. Jonathan made his name as an enthusiastic, competitive and masterful rally driver.”

“He was sociable, affable and loved a good laugh. Jonathan treasured family, friendships and committed himself to bettering the lives of others. Rest In Peace.”

Moi family Press Secretary Lee Njiru on Saturday last week confirmed that the safari rally enthusiast succumbed to cancer at a hospital in Nakuru.

“Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter,” his brother Gideon Moi said in a statement.

The Baringo Senator described his sibling as an ‘amiable, social and down – to – earth and industrious’ person.

“We are distraught as family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately,” he added.

Jonathan Moi stayed away from the limelight after vying for the Eldama Ravine parliamentary seat in 2002.

He chose to concentrate on his businesses in the agriculture, real estate and insurance sectors.

The 66-year-old was mostly known for his love of Safari Rally that saw him participate in several competitions.

He was the first-born son to former President Moi and his late wife Lena.

His siblings are Gideon, Jennifer, John Mark, Raymond, Philip, June and Doris.

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