Former FKF president Sam Nyamweya: Moi was like a father

Former President Moi with Harambee Stars players in a past international game.

Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Sam Nyamweya has mourned former president Daniel arap Moi.

“I want to take this opportunity to send my condolences to the Moi family. Moi is like a father and as a young person in 1992 we were able to support him. He was a great leader, he was humble, he could listen and could tell you where you have gone wrong.

“He introduced me into politics, football management, and business and was always there to guide me and many others to work hard in building this nation that he loved dearly.

“I think in my opinion; we have lost a great leader who put this country together. When I was secretary-general of Kenya Football Federation (KFF) in his reign, Moi never used to miss any international matches. He supported sports and helped the docket. He united Kenyans. We will miss him.

“His love for sports was unmatched. He would attend football matches and athletics events and was always available to offer financial support. It is during his time in office we saw the greatest development of sports facilities and success in sports including football and athletics.

“He knew how to spice up his entry to fire up fans by asking the organisers to open all the gates and allow free entry.”

‘Nyayo’ as he was popularly known was in his element when the ‘Mashemeji’ derby was on schedule.

The former president will be accorded a State Funeral with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.