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Kenya mourns ‘iconic’ Daniel arap Moi

Kenyans are queuing up to view the body of the country’s longest-serving president, Daniel arap Moi, as it lies in state in the capital, Nairobi.

Moi, who led the country from 1978 to 2002, died on Tuesday at 95.

Speaking before the body was taken through Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta called him an “iconic leader”.

But he had a mixed legacy. Critics saw him as an authoritarian ruler, while allies credited him for maintaining stability.—BBC

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