Kenyans on Tuesday gathered at the Nyayo National Stadium for the funeral of former President Daniel arap Moi.
The funeral was attended by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde.
Former Tanzania presidents Benjamin Mkapa and Jakaya Kikwete were also among other African leaders attending the funeral which was broadcast live on local television stations.
President Daniel arap Moi who died at the age of 95 was Kenya’s longest serving president.
Moi who ruled Kenya for 24 years died on Monday after being in hospital for weeks.
Moi replaced Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta after his death in 1978 and rallied Kenyans to join in building the country.
But after a failed coup plot to overthrow him Moi gained notoriety for clamping down on freedoms and torturing opposition politicians without trial.
Nyayo stadium packed for Mzee Daniel Moi’s National Prayer Service.
— Tuko.co.ke (@Tuko_co_ke) February 11, 2020
In 1990 President Moi came under intense pressure to introduce multi-party democracy and presidential term limits.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) February 11, 2020