In death as in life Moi proves one thing :
The Bible is still the greatest book ever written .
Those in the know have hinted that up to his last minute , even when senility struck and Baba Moi had to get confortable in different brands of Pampers , he always held on to his Bible .
Its also said although,with failing sight ,his favorite son Gideon was the one who usually read for him the Bible , Moi also requested visitors to read a verse for him .
All that means in his heart upto the last minute he truly believed he had been God’s holy servant and his life one of service and testimony . And who are we to judge ? The Bible allows everyone to take solace in the word:thief and saint alike all find something in the holy book.
That said the greatest undoing of Moi and the other African leaders Is the smallness of their “selfs” and inability to see past their own little egos.
Just like that, Moi who not long ago strutted the country on a motor cade of 30 cars ,with briefcases of money and every news item begining with his picture is gone with no pomp,not even a roosters crow.His death was no different with
the homeless man who the only time he has ever been called sir was :”sir can you please get out ”
God really has a wicked sense of humor .He knows no man can buy immortality .
The only way to distinguish yourself in death is by what you leave behind.
Legacy Is currency.
Had Moi done great by the country ,he would have lived forever .But he choose to accumulate billions of money and acres of land .He choose respect and fear over service and true humility .His favorite book the Bible says every man lies in the place he choose for himself and Moi choose too well.
Strange the other leaders he has left behind won’t learn ,they will persist in pretending they are no mortals .
The Ruto,Uhuru, Odinga and their people will continue to pretend they don’t wear a trouser one leg at a time like the rest of us.#AskKipaji
But they do.
Legacy is the only currency .once your are dead nothing else matters .