Thousands of Kenyans attended the requiem mass requiem today at Nyayo National Stadium but what stood out was the Presidents and Dignitaries who were present.
Newszaleo.co.ke brings you the full list of the presidents and dignitaries who attended the requiem mass at Nyayo National Stadium and what they had to say about the late Mzee Moi.
The Presidents and dignitaries who attended are
1.President Yoweri Museveni (Uganda)
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said that Mzee Moi had the East African spirit. “I was attached to Moi politically and emotionally” he said.
“Kifo kwa binadamu ni lazima, tofauti iliyopo ni suala la umefariki baada ya kufanya nini. Kama ulifanya mambo ovyo ovyo, basi tunakusahau, ama tunakukumbuka kwa mabaya au mazuri uliyofanya ” Yoweri Museveni
2.Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda
When the people of Kenya are grieving it goes beyond the Kenyan boarders. When Kenya makes progress and succeeds, we also share in that – Paul Kagame.
3.Salva Kiir (President Southern Sudan)
President of South Sudan Salva Kiir tribute to the late Mzee Moi.
“We consider the late Mzee Moi as the hero of our independence & freedom. The people of South Sudan are heavily touched by the death of President Moi who is the icon of peace in our region.”
4.Sahle-Work Zewde (President of Ethiopia)
“President Moi was a true friend of Ethiopia. During his long reign at the helm of this country, our two countries enjoyed excellent relations…” Sahle-Work Zewde, President Ethiopia.
The fundamental role Moi played in the formation of IGAD back in 1986 and 1996 is one to forever remember. I know that we will continue working on his legacy. – Sahle-Work Zewde (President of Ethiopia).
5.Ismail Omar Hassan Guelleh , (President of Djibouti)
Moi was one of the founding fathers of IGAD. He was a great statesman and a Pan-Africanist- Ismail Omar.
6.Benjamin Mkapa, former President of Tanzania, paid tribute to the late Mzee Moi on behalf of President John Pombe Magufuli.
7.Former President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete also paid tribute to the late Mzee Moi.
Presidents Museveni, Kagame, Mkapa and Kikwete showered praise on the late Moi for his work to unite East Africa, stewardship and mentorship.
8.Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President Nigeria, paid tribute to the late Mzee Moi.
“Many of us in Africa will remember him for the pioneering work that he did especially with respect to regional cooperation…” Yemi Osinbajo
Moi was very instrumental in COMESA and IGAD. We thank God for such a great life. May God comfort his family and the people of Kenya – Yemi Osinbajo (Vice President of Nigeria).
9. Brahim Ghali the current president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
10. The Duke of Gloucester, Prince Richard, who is Queen Elizabeth’s cousin was also there representing the Royal Family.