Uhurus Speaks Of a Historic Phone Call from Moi
The head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta was among those who graced the sendoff of the second president if Kenya, Daniel MoI. In his speech, the head of state spoke of a phone call he had received from Moi on the wee hours of one morning that sent the now sitting president into hiding.
He had to go hiding for one week after the historic phone call. He says that he had earlier disappointed Moi and on seeing his call, he asked his wife Margaret to speak to Moi. He was directed to meet Moi at his Kabarak home a request that he threw to the ditch and went running for a week. This was to allow the blazing fire to subside. “There’s a day he called at around 5 a.m.
I knew I had done something wrong the previous
day, so I knew the phone call was serious and I asked my wife to answer it. I
told her she'll be alright. He asked where I was, he was told I wasn't around.
He called again after five minutes and my wife told me 'I'm not answering this
time.So I received the call, he asked where I was and I told him I had been in
the shower getting ready.
That's when things got serious; he hung up and left me holding the phone. After ten minutes he called again. I told him I was sorry, he told me to be in Nakuru before 7 a.m. I said okay, but I knew that only a fool can walk into a fire. I put down the phone and for almost a week, I went under the radar. I said I won't come back until things cool down," Uhuru narrated the ordeal.
He added that Moi later came to forgive him of his mistake, and forgot the incident."Just as he was firm, he was forgiving. He forgot about it and we moved on. That how he was," Uhuru said. He went ahead to name Moi as a leader who led the country well and noted of the year 2002 when Moi pronounced Uhuru as his successor."Please accept my deepest condolence, on my own behalf and indeed on behalf of my entire family whom we have shared many great things together over the years," Uhuru said.