Sally Kosgey, who was the Head of Public Service and secretary to the cabinet during the final years of retired president Moi’s 24-year rule, remembered the late Mzee Moi as a great champion for education.
Kosgey says Moi tirelessly traversed foreign countries to raise funds to construct tertiary institutions and universities in the country.
She also termed the late retired president as a humble and patient servant of the Kenyan people and a consummate diplomat, who always put the interest of the country first by protecting the country from direct attack by foreign diplomats such as those from the US and Germany.
Dr. Sally Kosgei, who met Moi in 1972 before she became an active civil servant during his reign, eulogized Mzee Moi as a great farmer, who championed for the agricultural sector and believed the economy would suffer if the sector was not protected.
She termed Moi an excellent diplomat who put the interest of Kenyans first by protecting the country from foreign interference.
Dr. Kosgei served in the public service as the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Civil Service in both former president’s Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki’s’ governments.
Kosgei was later elected to represent Aldai constituency in the 2007 elections on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.