Daniel arap Moi

President of Kenya
Born Sep 2, 1924

Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is a Kenyan politician who was the President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. Previously, under President Jomo Kenyatta, he was Vice-President from 1967 to 1978; he succeeded Kenyatta as President upon the latter's death. Daniel arap Moi is popularly known to Kenyans as "Nyayo", a Swahili word for "footsteps", as he was said to be following the footsteps of the first Kenyan President, Jomo Kenyatta.… Read More

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1924 Birth Born on September 2, 1924.


1946 21 Years Old He worked as a teacher from 1946 until 1955.
1950 25 Years Old Daniel arap Moi married Lena Moi (born Helena Bommet) in 1950, but they separated in 1974, before his presidency. … Read More


1955 30 Years Old In 1955 Moi entered politics when he was elected Member of the Legislative Council for Rift Valley. … Read More
1957 32 Years Old In 1957 Moi was re-elected Member of the Legislative Council for Rift Valley.
1960 35 Years Old He became Minister of Education in the pre-independence government of 1960–1961.
1963 38 Years Old 1 More Event
After Kenya gained independence on 12 December 1963, Kenyatta convinced Moi that KADU and KANU should be merged to complete the process of decolonisation. … Read More


1978 53 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Prior to 1978, he served as the third Vice President of Kenya from 1967 to 1978. … Read More
1979 54 Years Old Moi owns the Kiptagich Tea Factory, established in 1979, which has been involved in controversy. … Read More


1991 66 Years Old …  Moi managed to accomplish this against fierce opposition, single-handedly convincing the delegates at the KANU conference at Kasarani in December 1991.
1992 67 Years Old Moi won elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by political violence on both sides. … Read More
Moi was constitutionally barred from running in the 2002 presidential elections. … Read More
2003 78 Years Old …  Some of the evidence of these torture cells was eventually to be exposed in 2003 after Mwai Kibaki became President.
He spoke out against a proposal for a new constitution in 2005; according to Moi, the document was contrary to the aspirations of the Kenyan people.
On 25 July 2007, Kibaki appointed Moi as special peace envoy to Sudan, referring to Moi's "vast experience and knowledge of African affairs" and "his stature as an elder statesman".
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