President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the late Jonathan Moi see a 'kind, humble and courageous' man, adding that his death of a huge loss to the country.

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The former professional rally driver succumbed to Pancreatic Cancer on Saturday with his younger brother Gideon Moi paying tributes to him as a social man who interacted with everyone.

And President Uhuru Kenyatta was not left behind, saying that he had lost 'a personal friend' who was always dependable at the hour of need.

“Your Excellency, our collective thoughts and prayers as a family and as a country are with you, your family and friends during this difficult period of mourning. May the Almighty God rest the soul of our brother and friend Jonathan Toroitich Moi in eternal peace,” President Kenyatta said.

He described the late Jonathan Moi, popularly known as JT, as humble, kind, generous and courageous. 

“JT’s word was always his bond, he was dependable,” President Kenyatta added.

Former President Mwai Kibaki also lauded Mr Jonathan Moi as an industrious person who exploited motor sport to the fullest. He also described him as a quiet person who cherished his private life.

“A self-effacing and private person, Jonathan will be remembered for his breakthroughs in motor sporting, farming and business,” Mr. Kibaki said in a statement.

Mr Moi retired from Safari rally in 2000 and tried his luck in Eldama Ravine parliamentary seat but lost to Musa Sirma. Since then, he has lived a much quieter life than most of his siblings.