Jonathan Moi, the eldest son of retired President Daniel Moi has died in Nakuru.
Confirming Jonathan Moi’s death, Press Secretary Lee Njiru has said detailed statement will be issued tomorrow.
He succumbed to cancer at a hospital in Nakuru.
His brother Gideon Moi who is also the Baringo county senator said through a statement “Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter. We are distraught as family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta has also sent his condolences to the family.
The statement from statehouse reads;
“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.
Many of us will always remember JT for his pioneering exploits in motorsport as a rally driver and as a successful farmer, businessman and enterpreneur.
Your Excellency, 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.”
Jonathan was a former rally driver. He participated fully in many rally tournaments such as Caltex Equator Rally which was held in Nairobi Kenya. Thereafter, he has maintained a low media profile.