MOI AFRICA INSTITUTE CHAIRMAN’S VISIT TO NORTHERN KENYA.
The former Kenyan president H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, who is the Chairman of Moi Africa Institute made a two day visit to Isiolo and Laisamis from 8th – 10th of May 2006 to condole with the families of leaders who died in Marsabit plane crash in mid April, 2006 . He also made a brief stop at Laisamis Catholic Church where he donated relief food for the surrounding famine stricken areas and medical supplies for the Catholic Mission Hospital. The Eagle Wings International Ministries based in Missouri, United States had donated the medical supplies to the Institute and various local organizations and individuals had contributed food items.
EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS IN MAIN
Lt. Gen. Lazaro Sumbeiywo (Rtd) has been appointed Chief Executive at the Moi Africa Institute. He served as a special envoy and chief negotiator in the Sudan peace process under Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). He was instrumental in the achievement of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People’s Liberated Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in January 2005. He served in the armed forces for 35 years occupying various positions in both the Army and Air force. He was the Kenya Army Commander from 2000 to 2003. He is a graduate of Sandhurst and the Royal College of Defence Studies in the UK majoring in International Relations.
Aaron Tuikong is the Deputy Chief Executive and Projects Coordinator at the Moi Africa Institute. He previously served as acting executive officer. Mr. Tuikong, an agriculturalist worked with the Scientific Research division of the Ministry of Agriculture for five (5) years and the Agricultural Development Corporation for ten (10) years. He was appointed managing director of Chemelil Sugar Company and served between 1993 and 2003. He holds a Masters degree, in Crop Science from the University of Nairobi and another in Resource Assessment for Development Planning from the University of East Anglia in the UK.
Moi Africa Institute brokered the Signing of The Peace Agreement
Moi Africa Institute brokered the signing of the peace agreement between Sudan People’s Liberated Army (SPLA) and Other Armed Groups (AOG’s) that was held in Juba, South Sudan on 8th January 2006. Under the signed peace agreement the two factions agreed to end all forms of conflict and hostilities amongst themselves and usher in a new era of hope, stability, and sustainable development in the region.
Moi visits Sudan
His Excellency President Moi who is also the Chairman of Moi Africa Institute attended the celebrations in Juba, South Sudan on 9th January 2006 to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in Nairobi last year between the Sudan People’s Liberated Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and Government of Sudan.
Chairman Appeals for Relief Food
His Excellency former President of Kenya, Daniel arap Moi appeals for food and other necessary items for the famine relief in drought stricken areas of the Country. Lack of rains in most parts of the Country, particularly in the North, North Eastern and Eastern parts of Kenya has triggered a drought that currently posses a serious food shortage to both Human beings and Livestock. Donations to be made through Moi Africa Institute.
Moi mourns Pope John Paul
Former President Moi yesterday sent a message of condolence following the death of Pope John Paul II.
He described the Pope as a humble spiritual leader and hoped future popes would emulate him.
He said he had met Pope John Paul II twice during his visits to Kenya.
Moi was speaking to journalists after signing the condolence book at the residence of the Vatican representative in Nairobi.
During his visits to Kenya, the Pope slept at the residence, which also serves as the Vatican embassy. Father Julien Kabore received Moi at the residence.
At the same time, Moi deplored declining nationalism.
Moi said Kenya could not develop in disunity. "Nationalism is sinking very fast. No country can develop without being cohesive," he said.
Meanwhile, Moi will leave the country on Thursday for a one-week retreat in Boston, US. While there, he will attend the 2005 African Presidential roundtable at the invitation of African Presidential Archive and Research Centre.
A former US ambassador, Charles Stith, heads the center, which brings together retired presidents from Africa for a retreat and private study.
The trip will start with a two-day stopover in South Africa where APARC hosts students and lecturers.