High price for peace: Daniel arap Moi leaves a very mixed legacy

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High price for peace: Daniel arap Moi leaves a very mixed legacy

The Kenyan leader, who asked his nation to forgive him for the many miseries he inflicted on them, has died

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Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi took power promising peace, love and unity, but ended up mired in graft scandals, stifling democracy and fanning the dangerous embers of tribalism.

Leading Kenya from 1978 to 2002 with an iron fist, his 24-year reign was infamous for torture, corruption, the crushing of opposition voices and arbitrary detentions without trial.

Moi died peacefully aged 95 on Tuesday, his family said...

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