Kenya’s Daniel arap Moi: Thousands pack stadium for funeral

About 30,000 people have packed a stadium in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for the state funeral of the country’s longest-serving President Daniel arap Moi, who died last week aged 95.

Rather than mourning, many in the crowd are celebrating Mr Moi’s life.

He was a towering figure who dominated Kenyan politics during his 24-year presidency.

Critics saw him as an authoritarian ruler, while allies credited him for maintaining stability.

Mr Moi cracked down on the opposition following a failed coup in 1982.

Before he left office in 2002, he asked for forgiveness from “those he had wronged”.

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