Last Tuesday, Kenyans woke up to the sad news of the death of their former head of state Daniel Arap Moi. The second president of Kenya died at the age of 95.
The fact that three former presidents died at the age of 95 is a blatant coincidence.
Here are the three former African heads of state who died at 95
1. Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
The first South African president, Nelson Mandela, was a beloved figure not only in his country but also around the world. His great legacy of fighting apartheid has earned him international recognition. Nelson Mandela died in December 2013.
2. Robert Mugabe (1924 – 2019)
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, an independence hero who ruled his country from 1980 to 2017, died at the age of 95 in Singapore.
3. Daniel arap Moi (1924 – 2020)
Born on September 2, 1924 in Sacho, Daniel arap Moi died on Tuesday Martin. He was the second president of Kenya after succeeding Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
He ruled Kenya with an iron fist for 24 years, between 1978 and 2002.