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‘Pole Mzee’… words that melted Moi

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Former President Daniel Moi is remembered for many things.

To his political allies, students and opponents, there is one trait that baffled all of them — his unparalleled ability to forgive those who wronged him.

Many politicians and professionals in the 24 years he was in power found themselves in Moi’s bad books.

All of them have different experiences, with some being rehabilitated and returned to the fold while others saw their careers go up in smoke.

But one trick that a majority did not know is that the former president, despite the demeanour he projected in public, readily pardoned those who sought his forgiveness.

Chama Cha Mashinani party leader Isaac Ruto describes Moi as a father figure, political mentor, peacemaker and a person who exercised humility and forgiveness.

“Moi was the epitome of humility,” said Mr Ruto, a former Council of Governors chairman.

“All you had to do when you fell out with him was to go underground for sometime, then appear before him and ask for forgiveness; you would immediately go into his good books.”

In fact, he reveals, one did not need to book an appointment but just appear in Moi’s Kabarak home and tell the security officers you wanted to meet and apologise to him.

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“On several occasions, I would unknowingly wrong him but went back to him with the magic words – ‘I am sorry, Mzee, forgive me,”‘ revealed Mr Ruto, who served in Mr Moi’s Cabinet as assistant minister for Education, Agriculture and minister for Vocational Training and Environment.

“The only person who had learned Moi’s traits on forgiveness was nominated MP Mark Too. He would wrong Moi then in two months he would be back in the fold,” revealed Mr Ruto.

When Moi wanted to name a successor, Too was prevailed upon to step down and pave way for Uhuru Kenyatta to replace him.

Mr Ruto also said even after an attempt by former Nakuru North MP Kihika Kimani and a group of politicians to prevent him from succeeding President Jomo Kenyatta, he still forgave him.

“Many a time we would drive with Moi to Kihika’s home,” said Mr Ruto.

Former Cabinet minister Nicholas Biwott, now deceased, was among those who were considered untouchable in Moi’s regime, but he also fell out and was later rehabilitated.

Former Cabinet Minister John Koech also confirmed that Moi could easily forgive and welcome back to the fold politicians, to the surprise of many.

by nation.co.ke


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MP’s battle with Covid-19 at home

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On November 2, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama drove to Naivasha to attend the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meeting.

Earlier, Mr Arama had taken a Covid-19 test at a health facility in Nakuru after he experienced chills at night.

However, on arrival at the hotel where he was to spend the night, he started experiencing chills again and developed fever, pain in the joints and nausea.

Soon he started experiencing shortness of breath.

He informed his colleagues that he was feeling unwell, and they quickly planned to take him to Nairobi for treatment.

Not able to walk

“When I booked into my room, my body temperature was high and I had chills. It was at that time that I received a phone call from health officials that I had tested positive for Covid-19. I had gone for the test before travelling to Naivasha,” he recalled.

But when he informed the department of health about his plan to travel to Nairobi for treatment, he was counselled and advised by the County Chief Officer of Public Health Samuel King’ori to self-isolate in his house where he would be monitored by medics.

Inside an isolation room in his house, he was put on supplemental oxygen and fed through tubes, with doctors examining him in the morning, afternoon and at night.

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“For the past several weeks, I have kept off the public because I was not able to walk, talk or eat after being diagnosed with Covid-19,” said Arama.

After 15 days, he began to feed normally and later tested negative for coronavirus.

“God has been merciful to me. Gasping for air and feeding through tubes was the most trying moment in my life. Actually, this was my first time to feed through tubes and get oxygen support,” he said.

The MP plans to work with community health volunteers, the police and youth to sensitise locals on Covid-19 preventive measures.

He wants to buy at least 20,000 masks to distribute to the needy through local administrators and nyumba kumi members.

Prior to being diagnosed with Covid-19, Arama used to hold a meeting with constituents.

Initially, he used to criticise police whenever they arrested people for contravening Covid-19 protocols.

“At times I would rush to the police station whenever I heard that someone had been arrested, but now I support the police to fully enforce the set containment measures. It is through discipline that we will save the society,” he said.

He said during meetings with constituents he never thought he would contract the virus.

“I take this opportunity to thank God for giving me this second chance to serve Him and the people of Nakuru Town West,” he said.

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His message to the public is to wear masks, wash hands with soap and water and avoid crowds.

“We need everyone to put on masks, wash hands with soap and water and avoid gatherings. This is the only way to contain the spread of this virus,” said the MP.

Dedication and courage

Arama applauded health workers in Nakuru, for their dedication and courage in the fight against Covid-19.

“I can confirm to you that Nakuru County has the best health facilities, equipment and qualified medical personnel. I spent two weeks on oxygen support machine, intensive treatment and consistent checkups,” he said.

Health records indicate that the attack rate in Nakuru is 169.2 out of 100,000 population, with a case fatality of 2.2 per cent.

Although the MP was reluctant to reveal the cost of his treatment, a source at the local department of health told The Standard he incurred a bill of Sh51,684 per day because he required supplemental oxygen and his condition was critical.

By Standardmedia.co.ke


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