President Yoweri Museveni has described fallen former Kenyan head of state Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi as an icon who supported the East African Community and its integration.
“I learnt with sadness about the death of Mzee Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, the former president of Kenya. Him, Mzee Hassan Mwinyi and I revived what had become the defunct EAC”, Museveni said in a statement.
Museveni said that it was no doubt that Kenya, East Africa and the entire continent has lost a great leader.
The President said he first met Mzee Moi in 1979 after the defeat of Amin.
He said he later, when we waged the Liberation Struggle, he was critical and we kept him abreast of our struggle. He actually worked as a mediator in the 1985 Peace Talks.
Museveni said Moi was a true Pan-Africanist, who worked closely with the masses. He was also a deeply religious person.
“My condolences and that of Ugandans to His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, the Moi family and all Kenyans on the passing of this icon,” he said.