MPs in emotional tribute to late president Moi

Bodyguards guarding the body of the late president Daniel Arap Moi on Monday PHOTO COURTESY

Parliament on Monday held a special sitting paying tribute to the late former president Daniel Arap Moi.

The special sitting encompassed both the senate and the national assembly and was graced by senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka and National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

In the National Assembly, the members of the National Assembly said that during his tenure Moi nurtured young people into politics and leadership.

They said that Moi was a committed Christian who streamlined the education system by provision of milk which propelled education in Public schools.

“As a former teacher, Moi streamlined education, across the country,” Sossion said 

” As far as a legacy is concerned Moi uplifted, girl child education.” senator Susan Kihika in the senate said.

In the Senate, senators said that Moi handed power peacefully, after allowing multipart and constitutional changes.

“Uhuru and my father were extremely close, working closely, Moi handed over power peacefully to Mwai Kibaki, I support changes we have been having in the country.”Kilonzo junior said
“Ushering multiparty democracy, he handed over power and left graciously,” Kihika said.

In terms of environmental conservation, Kihika said that he upheld the initiative after his push for Kenyans to plant trees.

Special sitting ran concurrently with public body viewing at parliamentary buildings where hundreds of Kenyans thronged into parliamentary precincts as dignitaries including ODM party leaders Raila Odinga and Wiper leaders Kalonzo Musyoka came to view him.

The cortege left Lee funeral Home to parliamentary buildings where the viewing of the body kicked off.