– Late president Daniel Toroitich arap Moi had been single since the 1970s after he separated with his late wife, Lena
– She was an absentee First lady, unlike her predecessor Mama Ngina Kenyatta and successors late Mama Lucy Kibaki and Margaret Kenyatta
– Lena died in 2004 and was buried at Moi’s home in Kabarak where he would most likely be buried in compliance with his wishes
Late president Daniel Toroitich arap Moi went down the annals of history as the longest serving leader after ruling the country for 24 years.
The closest a Kenyan president came to that was 15 years of the late first president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
It is unlikely that another Kenyan president will make it to Moi’s years in power as the constitution has since been changed and gives presidents a maximum of 10 years in power.
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In the 24 years that Moi ruled, very few Kenyans got to know his late wife, Lena. She was an absentee First Lady.
Unlike her predecessor Mama Ngina Kenyatta and successors late Mama Lucy Kibaki and Margaret Kenyatta, she was never seen close to her husband in public functions.
This, perhaps, was necessitated by the fact that the two separated in 1974.
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Unconfirmed reports indicated the reason for their separation was infidelity.
Moi then chose to live a single life and did not wish to have another woman in his life. Lena bore him many children, among them Gideon Moi and Raymond Moi.
She passed on in 2004 and was buried at Moi’s home in Kabarak where he would also most likely be buried in compliance with his wishes. He wanted to be buried besides her.
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