Kenya’s former president Daniel arap Moi dies

Africa Politics

ZTN reporter

Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president, has died.

He was 95.

Moi’s death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement on the state broadcaster on Tuesday.

Moi, who ruled Kenya for 24 years, had been in and out of hospital for months.

Kenyatta ordered national flags to fly half-mast from Tuesday until sunset of the day of the burial.

Moi enjoyed strong support from many Kenyans and was seen as a uniting figure when he took power after founding president Jomo Kenyatta died in office in 1978.