The Busia residents have joined the rest of the country in mourning the late second president of the republic of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.
A section of the residents who visited Busia County Commissioner’s office on Sunday to sign the Condolence Book poured praises to the fallen icon.
A Health practitioner at Busia County Referral Hospital, Clementine Nabwire recalled how they used to sing for the late retired President.
“The choir members were drawn from different government departments within the then Busia district and we could be transported to sing for Moi in different places,” she vividly remembered.
Nabwire also recalled that the fallen statesman had great love for women and children. “The late president had great love for the citizens compared to the current crop of leaders,” she said, adding that contemporary leaders only come to the electorate to hunt for votes.
The former head of state was also hailed for uniting and empowering women through Maendeleo ya Wanawake organization.
Another resident, Joseph Omukaga said the late president spearheaded great development in the dairy and sugar sector. Omukaga also argued that service delivery in the public sector was more effective during his reign.
For Afrikas Karani, the former president exhibited exemplary leadership and had the interest of all Kenyans at heart. Karani added that for the 24 years that he ruled the country, Moi united Kenyans without any form of discrimination.
He appealed to the current leadership to consider reviving the school milk programme initiated by the late president, noting that it greatly helped children from humble backgrounds.
By Salome Alwanda