Kenyans have taken to Social media to mourn the demise of Retired President Moi’s son, Jonathan. News about the death of Jonathan Moi was confirmed by Rtd President Daniel Moi’s press secretary Lee Njiru. His family, through Baringo Senator, Hon Gideon Moi has also confirmed the sad news. The late Jonathan will be remembered for his love and participation in Car racing; ‘Safari Rally’.
several Leaders and his family have been sending messages of condolence since the news was made public few hours ago.
His brother and Baringo Senator, Hon Gideon Moi, wrote;
STATEMENT ON DEATH OF JONATHAN TOROITICH
We the family of H.E Mzee Moi confirm the sad news on the passing on of Jonathan Toroitich.
Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter.
He was selfless family man, amiable, social and down – to – earth and industrious human being.
We are distraught as a family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately.
We will continue to inform Kenyans on a need be basis and further arrangements.
Hon. Senator Gideon Moi
The head of State, President Uhuru Kenyatta, has also sent his condolences to the Moi family.
“To Your Excellency former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, your family and friends, 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.
JT, as Jonathan was popularly known to many of us, was a humble, kind, generous and courageous person. JT’s word was always his bond, he was dependable.
Your Excellency (Former President Daniel Moi), 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.”
Orange Democratic Leader and Former Prime minister, Hon Raila Odinga wrote: ”
My family and that of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga send deeply felt condolences to President Daniel arap Moi following the death of Jonathan Moi earlier today. We wish strength to the former President and his family to bear the loss. May God grant peace to the family at this sad moment.”
Chief Justice, David Maraga:
“I have learnt with great sadness about the demise of Mr Jonathan Moi, son of former President Daniel arap Moi. Jonathan was well known as an outstanding rally driver in the heydays of the Safari Rally. May God give Mzee Moi and his family the fortitude to bear this heavy loss”
Ambassador Amina Mohammed, the Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary, in her condolence note said:
“My sincere condolences to Rt President Daniel Arap Moi, family and friends of the late Jonathan Moi. Jonathan was one of the best and avid rally drivers this country has ever had .May his soul Rest In Peace.”