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Daniel arap Moi
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2nd President of Kenya
In office
22 August 1978 – 30 December 2002
Vice President Mwai Kibaki
Josephat Karanja
George Saitoti
Musalia Mudavadi
Preceded by Jomo Kenyatta
Succeeded by Mwai Kibaki
3rd Vice President of Kenya
In office
5 January 1967 – 22 August 1978
President Jomo Kenyatta
Preceded by Joseph Murumbi
Succeeded by Mwai Kibaki
Member of Parliament
for Baringo Central
In office
Succeeded by Gideon Moi
Personal details
Daniel Toroitich arap Moi

(1924-09-02)2 September 1924
Sacho, Kenya Colony
Died 4 February 2020(2020-02-04) (aged 95)
Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Political party KANU
Other political
KADU (1960–1964)
Spouse(s) Lena Moi (d. 2004)
Relations Kimoi arap Chebii (Father)
William Tuitoek Moi (brother)
Alma mater Tambach Teachers Training College
Profession Teacher
Nickname(s) Nyayo

Daniel Toroitich arap Moi (2 September 1924 – 4 February 2020) was a Kenyan politician. He served as the 2nd President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. He also served as the country's 3rd Vice President from 1967 to 1978.

Moi was popularly known to Kenyans as "Nyayo", a Swahili word for "footsteps". He earned this name because they thought he was following the footsteps of the first President.

Moi was born in Kurieng'wo village, Sacho division, Baringo County on 2 September 1924.

Moi died at a Nairobi hospital on 4 February 2020 at the age of 95. He had Alzheimer's disease and was recently hospitalized for multiple organ failure.

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