On Wednesday morning, February 5, The Standard Group honoured the late President Daniel Moi, in a special way.
The company organized a ceremony which was aired in part on KTN News, where staff members attended and a few of its management delivered speeches.
“We are here to celebrate the life of the former president, this is a statesman who did a lot for this country but most specifically for this institution because there is a certain connection that is special,” The Standard Group CEO Orlando Lyomu stated.
“When someone has touched so many lives, when someone has been blessed with such a long life, when an impact has gone beyond the borders, you do not mourn their passing but celebrate their life and their children,” he concluded.
On his part, the head of strategy, Benedict Omollo thanked God for the many years He had gifted the late president.
“He must have pleased God to have lived for 95 years. As we celebrate his life, we thank God for those 95 years and we challenge you who are living that you make a mark for yourselves and that you may be remembered for the good things you have done to humankind,” Omollo stated.
Further, the company made a special edition of The Standard newspaper of Wednesday, February 5, and termed it as a souvenir edition.
The newspaper, with the cover title ‘Man Who Changed Kenya’ mostly covered Moi-related topics from his education, leadership to the time he passed on.
Moi died at the Nairobi Hospital at 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5.
President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a presidential proclamation announcing the death of Kenya’s second president.
He further announced that the nation would observe a period of mourning from Tuesday, February 4, until the day of Moi’s funeral.
The head of state declared that the deceased would be accorded a state funeral, with all appropriate civilian and full military honours being rendered and observed.
In addition, he stated that the Kenyan flag should be flown at half-mast from dawn on February 4, 2020, until sunset on the day of the burial.