The late former President Daniel Moi was a staunch Christian who rarely missed church.

Many leaders have described the former head of state as a leader who stood by his word and never tolerated nonsense.


His youngest son Gideon Moi while giving a tribute to his father described him as a compassionate man who valued loyalty and decency.

Gideon told of how he carried a Bible in his hand to evade punishment from his father for crashing his car.

“I could not resist the temptation to take it for a spin unfortunately my driving skills did not match my enthusiasm and the new car was shortly no more. Fearing breaking the news to my father I had a cunning idea and carried the Bible in one hand as I entered his room,” he said.

“My father of course had heard about the accident took one look at me and burst into laughter and that was the end of the matter,” he added.

It has emerged 15 years ago, the retired head of state while attending a service at Kabarak chapel wrote a note and places it in his Bible.

What was written in the note was only known by him until his death on Tuesday, February 4 2020, according to a report published on Standard.

The message penned on the piece of paper include notes from the book of Genesis 28:17 with the title ‘gate of heaven’.

“Step by step, step by step I will follow Jesus, every day all the way I will follow Christ,” he wrote.

It seems he later had a resolution which he wrote down as ‘The joy of knowing Christ from 2nd Timothy 3:10

This note got transferred to a new Bible after the one he had got old.

According to the family, Mzee Moi had his Bible until the last minute he was called to the lord an indication he had a close relationship with his maker.

All this explains why religion was at the center of his daily activities in his whole life.

Mzee Moi will be buried today in his home in Kabarak, Nakuru county as per his wishes.

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