Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has described his late brother Jonathan Moi as 'down-to-earth' man who excelled in motor sport and a 'social being' who loved everyone.

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Mr Jonathan Moi, a former Safari rally driver, died on Saturday at his Nakuru home. The family through Lee Njiru, retired President Daniel Moi's press secretary, said it would release details about the demise on Sunday.

"We the family of H.E Mzee Moi confirm the sad news on the passing on of Jonathan Toroitich. Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and dusty tracks, during this time of Easter.He was amiable, social and down - to - earth and industrious human being," read the statement.

"We are distraught as family and we ask for your prayers and seek your understanding and indulgence to allow us mourn privately.We will continue to inform Kenyans on need basis and further arrangements," Gideon added.

He was the second born child of President Moi and lead a quiet life after his retirement from the track. He tried his luck in Eldama Ravine parliamentary seat but lost to Musa Sirma in KANU primaries. Since then, he has been in his private farming and insurance business.

Gideon is perhaps his most popular brother given that he's serving his third term as MP. Jonathan's third born brother Raymond Moi is the MP for Rongai. Despite being iin parliament, he's also a silent man.

Other siblings of Mr Jonathan Moi include Philip Moi, John Mark, Doris Moi, June Moi and Jenipher Moi. They all lead private lives and are rarely seen in public. Moi ruled Kenya for 24 years.

Sources say that the late Jonathan Moi died on Pancreatic Cancer and until Friday evening, he's said to have been rushed to Nakuru Referral Hospital for treatment. He was in stage four of cancer.