Kenyans will remember the late President Moi as a leader who used quotes to communicate with the people. He was equally feared, loved, and despised, and he was never afraid to take the bull by the horns.
Former President Moi, known as the “Professor of Politics,” taught many leaders how Kenyan politics changes and what they must do to stay relevant.
Despite using quotes to convey a message, the late President Moi also predicted many events that came to pass. Until today, his long-term prediction was that KANU would rule Kenya for 100 years. He said, “Chama cha Kanu ni chama cha wenyewe.”
With less than 13 months until general elections, top politicians in the country, including William Ruto, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Musalia Mudavadi, have indicated an interest in running for President in 2022. All of them served in KANU’s government at one point, and only Uhuru was able to win the presidency with Moi’s and Kibaki’s support, leaving the four to vie for the throne.
Kenyans may have no choice but to elect one of the four candidates to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta as President next year. This means Moi’s prophecy will continue to be fulfilled after 2022.