Daniel arap Moi: Life in pictures


The former Kenyan president, Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of 95.

He led Kenya for 24 years, initially winning widespread support in the country, but his rule was marred by economic stagnation and accusations of corruption.

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As representatives of the Kenyan Legislative Council, Daniel arap Moi and Michael Blundell attend the opening of the second Lancaster House conference in London in February 1962. The conferences negotiated a framework for Kenya’s independence from the UK.

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Daniel arap Moi, as the Vice-President and Interior Minister of Kenya in 1967Image copyright
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He is named vice-president by Jomo Kenyatta in 1967.

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Inauguration of Daniel arap Moi as Kenyan President in 1978Image copyright
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He is sworn in as president following the death of Jomo Kenyatta in 1978.

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Daniel arap Moi meeting Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at the airport in Kenya in September 1981.Image copyright
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Mr Moi meeting Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at the airport in Kenya in September 1981.

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Queen Elizabeth II speaking at a State Banquet alongside President Daniel arap Moi.Image copyright
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Queen Elizabeth II speaking at a State Banquet alongside President Moi, during her four-day state visit to Kenya in 1983.

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President Daniel Arap Moi , pictured holding his ceremonial ivory stick, setting fire to tusks worth 3 million US dollars, confiscated from poachers by Kenyan Game WardensImage copyright
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He sets fire to a huge pile of elephant tusks worth $3m (£2.3m) in order to highlight the fight against poaching in 1989.

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Daniel Arap Moi giving a speech in 1991 to 3000 officials of his ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) that it is the end of one-party rule in Kenya.Image copyright
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He tells officials of his ruling Kenya African National Union (Kanu) that it was the end of one-party rule in Kenya in 1991. The following year he won the country’s first multiparty elections amid charges of electoral fraud.

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Daniel arap Moi shown inspects the honour guard at the opening of Parliament in Nairobi in 1992.Image copyright
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Here he inspects the guard of honour at the opening of parliament in Nairobi in 1992.

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President Daniel arap Moi greets his supporters after he was sworn in for final five-year term in Nairobi in 1998Image copyright
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He greets his supporters after he being sworn in for a final five-year term in Nairobi in 1998.

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Daniel arap Moi and President Bill Clinton at the opening of the National Summit on Africa, "Dialogue and Celebration of Africa and America, Partners in the New Millennium,"at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington, DC in February 2000.Image copyright
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Daniel arap Moi and President Bill Clinton at the opening of the National Summit on Africa at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington, DC in February 2000.

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Daniel arap Moi sits next to President-elect Mwai Kibaki during the swearing-in ceremony in December 2002Image copyright
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Daniel arap Moi sits next to President-elect Mwai Kibaki during the swearing-in ceremony in December 2002, ending 24 years of Mr Moi’s rule.

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