President Uhuru Kenyatta has led Kenyans in mourning the death of former President Daniel Moi’s first son, Jonathan Toroitich Moi, who succumbed on Friday.
In his condolence statement, Uhuru described Jonathan as a humble, kind, generous and courageous person.
The Head of State further remembered Jonathan as a daring leader as portrayed in him pioneering exploits in motorsport as a rally driver and a successful farmer and businessman.
“I have received the news this morning of the passing away of my friend and brother Jonathan Toroitich Moi with great shock and disbelief.
As I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to your Excellency, your family and friends, I pray God to grant each one of you the grace and strength to bear with the big loss,” Uhuru mentioned.
The President further described JT, as Jonathan was popularly known by his close friends and kin, as a man whose word was always his bond and was very dependable.
“Your Excellency, our collective thoughts and prayers as a family and as a country are with you, your family and friends during this difficult period of mourning. May the Almighty God rest the soul of our brother and friend Jonathan Toroitich Moi in eternal peace,” President Kenyata concluded.
Deputy President William Ruto also condoled with the Moi family describing Jonathan as “an enthusiastic, competitive and masterful rally driver.”
He was also joined by Opposition leader Raila Odinga who stated: “My family and that of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga send deeply felt condolences to President Daniel arap Moi following the death of Jonathan earlier today.”
Other political leaders also shared their condolences messages to the former Commander in chief’s family over the death of Jonathan.
Mombasa Governor exclaimed: “TJ will be remembered most for his contribution to our sporting industry by venturing into and supporting motor racing.”
His Machakos counterpart noted: “I have spoken to his wife and expressed our solidarity and prayers at his time of sadness.”