My father loved meat and wrestling-Gideon Moi

Baringo senator Gideon and his father late Mzee Daniel Arap Moi PHOTO COURTESY

Baringo senator Gideon Moi has recounted moments of humorous conversations he shared with his father, the late retired President Daniel Moi.

While speaking at the late’s funeral mass at Nyayo Stadium, Gideon sent the crowd into laughter when he reminisced his father’s love for meat.

“My father had a love for nyama (meat). I remember telling him to heed the doctor’s advise not to eat meat, but he answered back , ‘unaona daktari hapa?’ (do you see a doctor here?) Nothing came between him and his meat. He was a gentleman not only in his dressing but in his attitude. He taught us to always learn to do the right thing,” he said.

Gideon also recalled one moment he wrecked his father’s brand new car.

“As a young boy, I could not wait to take the car for a drive, but it got into an accident and it was no more,” he said.

He had to craft a good excuse that would get him out of trouble and since he knew his father’s love for the Bible, he grabbed the Bible in one hand and walked into Mzee Moi’s room ready to explain what had happened.

Moi already knew of the accident and when he saw Gideon, he laughed out loud.

“My father took one look at me and shook his head and burst into laughter. He had a great sense of humor and that was Mzee,” Gideon said.

Gideon also revealed that the senior Moi loved wrestling.