Solar energy plant to be installed in Kabarak to complete Moi’s dream
President Kenyatta has said a solar energy plant will be installed by his government at Kabarak to finish up a referral hospital which Kenya’s second President, the late Daniel Arap Moi had started.
The President said it was Moi’s big dream to build a missionary hospital in Kabarak.
“Mzee Moi had his last project before retiring from the presidency, he had started a project of establishing a referral hospital for all missionary hospitals. But he did not finish it before God could take him away.” Said, President Kenyatta.
As a result the President assured the people of Nakuru County that his administration will take over the project and ensure that he sees it to its completion.
Along with the implementation of the project, the head of state said it will be the government’s first interest to build a solar energy plant in the region, and the dues from it will be used to finish the project Moi had started.
“As the government we are going to help build the hospital together with his family, to put up solar energy to generate power, from where the money generated from the project will be used to finalise the project Moi had started.”
He said this when he attended the burial ceremony for Mzee Moi at his home in Kabarak, Nakuru County on Wednesday.
Thousands of mourners flocked Moi’s residence in the early morning of Wednesday in readiness to befit Mzee’s final respect.
The ceremony was graced by leaders from across the continent, many who identified Mzee Moi as a Pan Africanist, and a true leader who inspired peace among many nations.
Moi’s funeral will be the second one to have full military honours. The late President Jomo Kenyatta was the first to be honoured full military accolade when he died in office in 1978.
Since Moi did not die in office like Kenyatta, he will get 19-gun salute unless it is decided that he be buried in military uniform for his role as Commander-in-Chief during his 24-year rule. In that case, he will have a 21-gun salute.
Mzee Moi was born on September 2, 1924, and died on February 4, 2020, while in Hospital.