Interview: Gideon speaks about Mzee Moi's integrity and selflessness - 4 months ago, 10 Oct 15:02
Sitting under a towering palm tree, a giant bamboo tree on the side and striking reflective poses, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi opened up for the first time on rare values of his father, retired President Daniel Arap Moi.
Ageing but graceful, Mzee Moi stands up for his son when he walks in - out of ingrained respect for official positions - but also roundly puts him to task on his Senate duties and obligations.
His old man’s natural simplicity, love affair with carnations, devotion to prayer, adoration for diligence, commitment to civic duty and his unique way with words - the political punchlines - the younger Moi bared it all, attributing all to strict missionary upbringing.
“He’s my father, a devoted father… he puts me to task on what I'm doing or not doing. When he is in good moods, and I walk in, he tells me wacha nisimame (let me ...
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