The Building Bridges Initiative task force has postponed all consultative forums to allow the country to mourn the passing of retired President Daniel Moi.
A statement signed by joint secretary Paul Mwangi read, “The steering Committee on the implementation of the Building Bridges to a united Kenya task force report wishes to announce the postponement of the scheduled public engagements which had been advertised. This is in honour of the late former president of the republic of Kenya his Excellency Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.”
Makueni County was to host a rally on Saturday, while Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium was to host one on Sunday.
Meanwhile Deputy President, William Ruto eulogized Moi, saying that he played a key role in the reforms that birthed multiparty democracy.
“He submitted himself to presidential limits and entered retirement gracefully. This is an undeniable legacy of success against daunting odds. I would urge our youth to rise up to the responsibility of serious nation-building to take Kenya forward. Let us all learn from the ways of Mzee Moi. It is sad to say goodbye but let us rejoice for what he did,” Ruto said.
The Tangatanga Brigade had earlier on suspended all planned rallies. Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen in a tweet said, “Following the passing on of HE President Daniel T. Arap Moi all BBI rallies have been postponed. Consequently, the Nakuru rally which was planned for February 8th 2020 has been rescheduled to a future date to be communicated in due course.”
Kenya’s second President, Daniel Arap Moi died peacefully on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been receiving treatment.