A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta visited former president Daniel Arap Moi home to console with the family following the passing of his son’s passing, his deputy William Ruto on Wednesday chose to visit the home of the late Jonathan Moiin Kabimoi village, Baringo County instead.
DP Ruto 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.
On Sunday, Moi family, through Lee Njiru, said that the aging former president would not receive any visitor throughout the mourning period.
“We are distraught as family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately.We will continue to inform Kenyans on need basis and further arrangements,” the family said.
Ruto had earlier expressed 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.”
The deceased was mostly known for his love of Safari Rally that saw him participate in several competitions.
The 66-year old 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.
Photos of photos of President Uhuru Kenyatta holding talks with the former President Daniel Arap Moi surfaced on social media hours after the family declared they would not be receiving any visitors.