After 9 years without the ‘Moi day’ holiday, Kenyans had a sigh of relief after a lawyer won a court battle of having the holiday back.
Kenyans, however, have never been short of words and reactions to anything and Moi Day was no exception.
From calling him a dictator to a looter, to a murderer..here are some of the reactions :
@MadagaskaIII: He once fooled BABA that he would be his successor when he made him the KANU secretary-general only to turn tables on JAKUOM and simply say “Huyu kijana ndiye anafaa kuongoza nyinyi” #MoiDay
@NJARAS2: How people of Baringo are dying of malaria and lack of water in his home village
@BrutalHonest3: Goldenberg scandal, Nyayo torture chambers, Nyayo bus, Moi news on BBC and so forth…
— Bryan (@bryanderyan) October 10, 2019
@Nextstevejob: We have to respect Mzee each and everyday!! Happy Moi Day to all Kenyans!! I drunk the milk and I was fortunate to see schools, hospitals and great infrastructure put in place for Kenyans
@Gseedforever: God-fearing Leader. Who went to church every Sunday
@wamunyotah1: Through his leadership, our country was relatively calm unlike most African countries e.g. Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Angola, CAR, and many others.
@wamunyotah1: One major problem with his leadership was the way Maina wa Kinyatti, Raila, Mwandawiro et al were tortured.#MoiDay
@wamunyotah1: He made sure there was peace in this country. And the best of all, he actually accepted defeat and the transition to multiparty politics in Kenya. He could have turned into a Mugabe (or even a Museveni). Give the guy credit where it’s due
:@Nicmaina: He wasn’t a drunkard
Corruption and Nepotism:
@KenyanScout: Free milk….that I never got to taste. But hey, at least I heard about it😂
@ougomandela: He belongs to the dustbin of misleaders #MoiDay
@MargieGathungu: Denied freedom of press, started the death of local industries, Goldenberg scandal
@Volubilis_1: Big time corruption, demolished economy, dictatorship, nepotism, clueless leadership
@TuJadili:Molo clashes 1992
@RufehKaranja:I always remember that during Moi’s era, all policemen talked in a Kalenjin accent.
@RobertAlai: A murderer and looter #MoiDay