Kenya’s former President Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of 95, according to BBC.
He was seen by his critics as an authoritarian ruler who held on to power for 24 years, but his allies credited him for maintaining stability in the East African state.
Moi stepped down in 2002 after being constitutionally barred from running for a further term.
He was the country’s second president taking over after the death of Jomo Kenyatta in 1978.
In office, he was feared and admired in equal measure, and was accused of human rights abuses.
Moi introduced multi-party politics in 1991, but subsequent elections were marred by rigging.