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Following the demise of Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi, President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that the following be observed:

1. That in testimony of the respect in which the memory of the Late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is held, the nation will observe a period of national mourning from today until the day of his funeral.

2. The former head of state will be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.

3. That as an expression of public sorrow the Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House, State Lodges, all Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and however elsewhere throughout the Republic of Kenya; from dawn on February 4, 2020 Until sunset on the day of the burial.

4. That Kenya’s national flag shall be flown at half-mast for the same length of time at all High Commissions, Embassies, Consulates, Diplomatic Offices and other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad.Moi died on Tuesday morningMoi died on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital at 5.20am. His son Senator Gideon Moi was by his side.

“It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of a Great African Statesman, H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, the Second President of the Republic of Kenya. His Excellency the Former President passed on at the Nairobi Hospital in the presence of his family,” Kenyatta said.

 

“His Legacy endures in Kenya even to this day, encapsulated in the Nyayo Philosophy of ‘Peace, Love and Unity’ that was his mantra throughout his tenure as our Head of State and Government.”

He was 95 years old.

In his day, political activists and others who dared oppose Moi’s rule were routinely detained and tortured, the report said, noting unlawful detentions and assassinations, including the killing of a foreign affairs minister, Robert Ouko.

“The judiciary became an accomplice in the perpetuation of violations, while parliament was transformed into a puppet controlled by the heavy hand of the executive,” the report said.

Corruption, especially the illegal allocation of land, became institutionalized, the report said, while economic power was centralized in the hands of a few.

In 1991, Moi yielded to demands for a multi-party state due to internal pressure, including a demonstration in 1991 during which police killed more than 20 people, and external pressure from the West.

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Multi-party elections in 1992 and 1997 were marred by political and ethnic violence that critics asserted were caused by the state.

By the time Moi left power in 2002, corruption had left Kenya’s economy, the most developed in East Africa, with negative growth.

Moi often blamed the West for bad publicity and the economic hardships many Kenyans had to endure during his rule.

As with his predecessor, Kenyatta, many government projects, buildings and currency notes and coins were named after Moi.

 

 

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION
-With Respect ToTHE DEATH OF H.E. DANIEL TOROITICH arap MOI, C.G.H.
Second President of the Republic of Kenya
SOLEMNLY ISSUED AT STATE HOUSE, NAIROBI
ON THE 4
th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2020
To the People of the Republic of Kenya, the Sons and Daughters of Africa,
and the World at Large;
IT IS with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of a
Great African Statesman, H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, the Second President of
the Republic of Kenya. His Excellency the Former President passed on at the Nairobi
Hospital on the early morning of this 4
th February, 2020 ; in the presence of his
Family.

OUR NATION and our Continent were immensely blessed by the dedication
and service of the Late Mzee Moi; who spent almost his entire adult life serving
Kenya and Africa in a number of capacities. The Late Mzee Moi served us as an
Educator, a Teacher, a Legislator, Member of Parliament, a Cabinet Minister, the
Vice-President and finally as the President of the Republic of Kenya.

UPON HIS RETIREMENT from State Office, and in keeping with the
seemingly boundless energy that characterized his many decades of Public Service,
the Late Mzee Moi continued to serve Kenya and Africa by mentoring leaders in
Kenya and beyond, continued participation in development projects and charitable
works, and advocating for Peace, Love and Unity throughout Africa and the World.
AS A LEADING FIGURE in the Struggle for Kenya’s Independence, and an
ardent Pan-Africanist; the Late Mzee Moi’s Legacy undoubtedly positions him as one
of Africa’s Greatest, a Man who made his Nation and the Continent immeasurably
better. Following the sudden death of the First President of the Republic of Kenya,
the Late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the Late Mzee Moi stepped into apex leadership in
1978 and immediately brought calm and confidence to a Nation reeling in shock,
following the unexpected death of the Head of State.

THE LATE MZEE MOI’S steady hand guided Kenya through the restoration
of multi-partyism and many other challenging periods; culminating in the peaceful
transfer of power in December 2002, a then rare occurrence in Africa and one which
set an example that has been emulated across the Continent and beyond ever since.
His Legacy endures in Kenya even to this day, encapsulated in the Nyayo
Philosophy of ‘Peace, Love and Unity’ that was his mantra throughout his
tenure as our Head of State and Government.

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AS WE MOURN THE PASSING of an African Icon, our heartfelt
condolences go out to his Children, Relatives and Close Friends. We will never forget
that even as he served Kenya, Africa and the World; the Late Mzee Moi remained a
deeply committed family man, a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and earnest
Friend to so many. While they undoubtedly grieve his passing, I wish to assure them
that Mzee Moi lives on in the hearts of the Millions of Kenyans who benefited from
his servant-leadership, and in the peaceful, harmonious and united Kenya that was
built in large part by the works of his hands.

ABOVE ALL ELSE, the Late Mzee Moi was a devoted Christian, who
nevertheless championed the rights of all persons of all faiths to observe their
religion without discrimination or impediment. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi ran a good
race, kept the faith, and now he is enjoying his reward in heaven.

IN HONOUR OF THE LIFE AND TIMES of the Late Great Mzee Daniel
Toroitich arap Moi, and on behalf of a grateful Nation forever indebted to our
deceased Second President for all his many years of steadfast public service, I,
UHURU KENYATTA, under the authority vested in me as the President of the
Republic of Kenya and the Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, do
hereby ORDER and DIRECT: –

I. THAT in testimony of the respect in which the memory of the Late Daniel
Toroitich arap Moi is held, the nation will observe a period of national
mourning from today until the day of his funeral;
II. THAT the Late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi shall be accorded a State Funeral,
with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and
observed;
III.
IV. THAT as an expression of public sorrow the Flag of the Republic of Kenya
shall be flown at half-mast at State House, State Lodges, all Public Buildings
and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts and Stations, on all Naval Vessels
of the Republic of Kenya, and however elsewhere throughout the Republic of
Kenya; from dawn on 4
th February, 2020 Until sunset on the day of the
Burial; and
V. THAT our national flag shall be flown at half-mast for the same length of
time at all High Commissions, Embassies, Consulates, Diplomatic Offices and
other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad.

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May the Late Mzee Daniel Toroitich arap Moi Rest in Eternal Peace.
ISSUED under the HAND AND SEAL of the President, on this 4
th Day of
February, 2020.
UHURU KENYATTA,
President.

 

Moi was born on 2 September 1924 and was the President from 1978 to 2002. He became president as a result of the death of the then president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. Through popular agitation and external pressures, he was forced to allow multiparty elections in 1991; he led his party, KANU, to victory in the 1992 and 1997 elections. Prior to becoming President, he served as the third Vice President of Kenya from 1967 to 1978.[3]

Moi is popularly known to Kenyans as Nyayo, a Swahili word for “footsteps”, as he often said he was following in the footsteps of the first President, Jomo Kenyatta. He also earned the sobriquet “Professor of Politics” due to his long rule of 24 years, the longest in Kenyan history to date.[4] At 95, he was currently the oldest living former Kenyan president.

 

 

Moi was born in Kabarak village, Sacho division, Baringo County, and was raised by his paternal uncle Kimoi Chebii following the early death of his father. He was from the Tugen sub-group of the Kalenjin people. After completing his secondary education at Kapsabet High School, he attended Tambach Teachers Training College in the Keiyo District. He worked as a teacher from 1946 until 1955.

In 1955 Moi entered politics when he was elected Member of the Legislative Council for Rift Valley. He was the chosen replacement of Dr. John ole Tameno, the former representative who had had to quit due to heavy drinking and suspected connections to the freedom movement.[5] In 1957 Moi was re-elected Member of the Legislative Council for Rift Valley. He became Minister of Education in the pre-independence government of 1960–1961.

In 1960 he founded the Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) with Ronald Ngala to challenge the Kenya African National Union (KANU) led by Jomo Kenyatta. KADU pressed for a federal constitution, while KANU was in favour of centralism. The advantage lay with the numerically stronger KANU, and the British government was finally forced to remove all provisions of a federal nature from the constitution.

 

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Kenya has the most expensive schools in Africa costing over Sh3M a year per student

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The International Schools Database 2020, has ranked Kenya’s cluster of schools as the most expensive in Africa.

According to the report, the most expensive international schools in Kenya charge an average of Ksh 3,245,932 in school fees per year.

Kenya has a well-established private, international schools sector serving both expatriates and local elites, with schools clustered around Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu.

The vast majority teach in English and offer a British curriculum but International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes are increasingly popular.

International Schools Report 2020.
International Schools Report 2020.
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There are six IB World Schools in Kenya, all of which are authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Three IB programs are offered by Aga Khan Academy schools in Nairobi and Mombasa, while Braeburn Garden Estate School, which is part of the home-grown Braeburn education group, offers the IB Diploma alongside A-levels.

The Braeburn group runs seven schools in Kenya of which four are based in and around Nairobi, with the others are in Mombasa, Kisumu and Nanyuki. The schools follow the English national curriculum leading to A-levels and IGCSEs and two of them offer weekly boarding.

Other international schools in Kenya include: Kenton College Preparatory School, GEMS Cambridge International School, German School Nairobi, Greensted International Schools, St Andrew’s Senior School among others.

In late 2017, St Andrews Turi become the talk of social media after its fees structure and menu were leaked to the public.

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Year 7 and 8 full board students were recorded as paying Ksh 730,000 in school fees per term.

In the latest International School Fees report 2020, South Africa had the lowest maximum prices for international education in Africa (Ksh 627,798).

Kampala in Uganda was highlighted as the most affordable city in Africa for international schooling with the lowest minimum international school fees of Ksh 67,303 per year.

Below are the most costly schools in Kenya:

  • In Kenya, Education is seen as the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. However, in Kenya, some of the ‘passports’ come at a cost that is enough to buy you a parcel of land and set up a nice bungalow upcountry.


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Kenya Airways to resume NY direct flights on 29th November 2020

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Kenya Airways will resume direct flights to New York on 29th November 2020 after a seven-month hiatus occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, the airline was slated to commence the New York direct flights on 31st October 2020 but has since extended the resumption date due to increased cancellation of flight booking to the city.

According to CEO Allan Kilavuka, early bookings for the October 31 flight had registered a 40 percent cabin factor load. The airline plans to operate two weekly flights on Sundays and Wednesdays and gradually increase the frequency to three flights subject to demand.

In this case, Kenya Airways says that the three flights will run on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The direct flights to New York launched in 2018 and by October 2019 had completed 594 trips to and from New York and flying 105,084 passengers.

Kenya Airways has been keen to resume its former routes following opening of international flights in major cities across the globe. For instance, the airline resumed the Nairobi to Mumbai flights plying the route thrice a week.

The onset of the pandemic saw the airline’s revenues fall due to travel restrictions and lockdowns that reduced network activities connecting the home market to key cities. In the first six months of 2020, total income fell by 48 percent to Ksh30.2 billion compared to Ksh58.6 billion recorded in the six months to June in 2019.

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The effect of the pandemic was evident in the 55.5 percent reduction in passenger numbers to 1.1 million in the six months compared to 2.4 million in a similar period last year. The drop in revenue saw loss for the period rise from Ksh8.5 billion in H1:2019 to Ksh14.3 billion in the H1:2020.


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Ginimbi had planned his burial, including dress code, VIP tent and guest list

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Flashy Zimbabwean businessman Genius Kadungure, popularly known by the sobriquet Ginimbi, had fully planned how his burial will be conducted several months before he died on Sunday, November 8, 2020, his sister says.

Ginimbi, 36, died after the vehicle he was driving, a Rolls Royce Wraith, collided head-on with a Honda Fit in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Following the crash, Ginimbi’s car hurtled off the road and hit a tree, sparking a huge fire that engulfed the entire vehicle, instantly calcining the three trapped occupants to death.

Ginimbi had been rescued from the driver’s seat by well-wishers, but succumbed to his injuries a few meters from the fire scene.

The other three, who died in the accident, include fitness enthusiast Mimi Moana, her female friend Elisha and Ginimbi’s friend Limumba Karim.

Mimi Moana was celebrating her birthday party on Saturday night, hours before she was involved in a fatal crash alongside Ginimbi and two others. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

The four had Saturday night celebrated Moana’s birthday at Dreams Nightclub in the capital Harare, and were on their way to Ginimbi’s home when the accident happened.

Elisha also died in the Sunday morning crash. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

The crash occurred at Borrowdale, a residential suburb in the north of Harare. The neighbourhood forms the most affluent and prestigious residential area in the whole of Zimbabwe, online search shows.

Following news of Ginimbi’s death, his eldest sister, Juliet Kadungure, has now come out to reveal that her flamboyant brother had fully planned his burial months in advance.

“Genius was a fun-loving character,” Juliet told The Herald, which is the largest daily newspaper in Zimbabwe.

“He always reminded us about how he wanted his funeral to be conducted. In fact, he had a plan and always said ‘ndiri big’, so make sure on my funeral, you do not hurriedly bury me,” said Juliet.

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According to Ginimbi’s wish, all the people who will attend his burial penciled in for Saturday, November 14, 2020 must be dressed in white attire. The dress code is synonymous with Ginimbi’s trademark dressing for the lavish parties he used to host.

Juliet said her brother used to tell them that he wanted a big burial ceremony.

“Take time, planning for it. Check my requirements well and one of the things is that I want everyone who will be at my funeral to be dressed in all white, no matter who. Please, make sure you emphasise that, remember, I am an all-white guy. The all-white should be on the day of burial.”

Juliet said according to the plan left by Ginimbi, they will have to wait for his foreign-based friends to arrive for the ceremony, failure to which, the event should be postponed.

“He would say: ‘make sure you get in touch with my other friends abroad and wait for them to come,” said Juliet.

“That is why we are saying for now the funeral will begin on Thursday, [November 12] and for now people are gathered at our father’s residence which is 400 metres away from Ginimbi’s mansion.

“We have set up a tent because there are lots of people coming from all walks of life and we could not accommodate them at the mansion.”

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Juliet said there will be two tents pitched for the wake.

“There will be a tent for friends and fans, then a VIP tent,” she said.

“Ginimbi will be buried on Saturday, [November 14] in his yard as he wished to. It is very difficult for us as a family and we kindly request the public to respect us and avoid spreading malicious rumours.

“For now, we have put a family spokesperson who is Clement Kadungure. Anything you hear which is not from him, is not true.”

Juliet said the family was not stopping people from mourning Ginimbi at his mansion, as being reported on social media, but the reason why the funeral was on the other side was to accommodate everyone.

“You may think the yard is big, but it is not big to accommodate everyone as you know many people are coming,” she said, adding: “Like I said, we decided to pitch tents at the open space near my father’s house. It is also for the security of the house.”

Juliet said Ginimbi always wished for his house to be turned into a museum or a hotel upon his demise.

“We are going to invite some local artistes so they will perform on Friday, [November 13], when his body lies in state at his mansion,” she said.

“Remember, Genius owned G-Entertainment where he promoted some local artistes, so we will do his wishes and they will also be dressed in white.”

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Chief executive officer of Ginimbi’s G4K security company, Dr Peter Gwaza, said some people were coming with the intention of stealing Ginimbi’s property.

“We have already caught two people who had stolen plastic chairs,” he said. “Again, the house has a lot of property that needs to be protected. I respect the decision by the family to have the funeral outside the mansion.”

Who is Ginimbi?

Ginimbi had interests in oil and gas business. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Genius Kadungure had business interests in gas and petroleum. It is reported, in a section of Zimbabwean media, that he owned several filling stations in the capital Harare, and other parts of Zimbabwe.

However, it was alleged that he engaged in fraudulent activities to defraud wealthy Zimbabweans and South African businesspeople.

Ginimbi was popular on social media platforms, particularly Instagram, where he had over 650,000 followers and 644 posts at the time of his death. On the social networking pages, he flaunted the “good life” he lived, including posting pictures of the high-end vehicles he bought nearly on a yearly basis.

Some of the car brands Ginimbi owned include Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Range Rover, Ferrari, Bentley, among others.

Ginimbi hosted multi-million-shilling birthday parties annually since 2009. In March 2018, he paid Nigerian artiste Davido to perform in Harare.

In Kenya, Ginimbi was a friend of socialite Huddah Monroe.

In Uganda, Ginimbi enjoyed a close relationship with socialite Zari Hassan’s late ex-husband Ivan Ssemwanga.


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