Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Kenya 100 Shilling VG 1992
Front: Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi
Back: Independence monument

(August 22, 1978 – December 30, 2002). Born in Kurieng wo village on 2nd September, 1924, raised by his mother Kimoi Chebii. He finished his secondary education and later join Tambach Teachers Training College in Keiyo. He was a teacher from 1946 to 1955 than he entered politics. In 1960 he founded the Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) with Ronald Ngala to challenge the Kenya African National Union (KANU) led by Jomo Kenyatta. In 1957 Moi was re-elected Member of the Legislative Council for Rift Valley. He became Minister of Education in the pre-independence government of 1960–1961. In 1963, 12-12 Kenya gained it's independence. Moi was elected to the Kenyan parliament in 1963 from Baringo North. Since 1966 until his retirement in 2002 he served as the Baringo Central MP. Daniel arap Moi married Lena Moi (born Helena Bommet) in 1950, but they separated in 1974, before his presidency. Thus "Mama Ngina", the wife of Jomo Kenyatta, retained her first lady status. Lena died in 2004. Daniel arap Moi has eight children, five sons and three daughters. Among the children are Gideon Moi (a former MP), Jonathan Toroitich (a former rally driver) and Philip Moi (a retired army officer). Jonathan Toroitich's best result in the WRC was 5th place in the 1997 Safari Rally with Toyota Celica ST185. His older and only brother William Tuitoek died in 1995.

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