• Stephen Osieyo

DANIEL T. MOI's 20 BEST QUOTES

Updated: Jul 11, 2020

1.

Siasa mbaya ni maisha mbaya. Opposition politics ni siasa mbaya because we are not yet cohesive as a nation. Too much tribalism.

On multi party politics

2.

Woo Wooo Woooo! Mimi sita sitasita.

On delays in projects

3.

Kanda Bongoman ni mkora.

On the King of Kwasa Kwasa interference in internal affairs of Kenya - 1991

4.

Kenyan Asians should start counting their days.

On Uganda expulsion - 1972

5.

I will not experiment with people's lives then later tell them, ooh, the experiment failed.

On Nyerere’s Ujamaa - 1980

6.

We accept all resolutions from Beijing except ile ingine, na ile ingine, na ile ingine. Even my mouth refuses to say such things.

Rejecting Beijing resolutions on Abortion, Gay Rights and Lesbian - 1995

7.

We have liberalised even our wives. Let them come and take them away.

On exasperation with World Bank demands -1995

8.

Common Law is the customs of the English. Luo customs are Common Law of Umira KaGer.

On SM Otieno saga-Umira kaGer -1987

9.

They thought I am stupid. They want me to release Jaramogi from house arrest so that they can harm him. Luos will swallow me.

On Jaramogi house arrest

10.

Uuuuuuuuuuwi, Orengo Uuuuuuwi. My PC has no powers

On Kisumu Bakers altercation with a PC - 1986




11.

Hata mwanamke uki tongoza, ni bole boleeeee. bole boleeee . Agi gubali una........ Akikataa unawacha

To Maendeleo ya Wanawake on rape and child support, Jane Kiano was still chair


12.

We do not need specialised doctors in Africa who will not even assist a woman in labour because as an ear specialist he is sitting waiting to attend to the baby's ear.

On appropriate technology for Africa


13.

Before ancestral land is sold all owners of the land including unborn children must say yes. We don't want a nation of squatters.

On custody of ancestral lands - 1979

14.

Kwa mbira ya Juu AFC wanajua Sana. Kwa mbira ya chini chini Gor Mahia is no 1.

Madaraka Day cup - June 1983

15.

Luo’s, do you want to go back in the cold with no development for Nyanza?

Confirmation and concession that Luo Nyanza was indeed deliberately marginalised by Jomo Kenyatta in the 12 years - Kisumu 1981

16.

This Kanu is your party. You made Kanu and brought independence when we were sat on. Why do you always run away forming opposition parties?

On Luo Opposition politics - Kisumu 1978

17.

Sasa, Hehehehe, ukizaa timu ya mpira na referee, hehehehe, ata mbio ikitokea utakimbiaje?

To the Family Planning Association of Kenya on overpopulation

18.

You are all answerable to me. And I am answerable to God.

At Uhuru Park national celebrations


19.

They wanted me to go and sit down to discuss with South Africa. What business do you discuss with your oppressor? Look at what they have done to Africa now.

A visibly angry Moi on the assassination of Samora Machel in a plane crush


20.

Whatever is itching some MPs, I hope it does not become an epidemic.

On being blocked not to take the shortest path by MPs when he was still VP



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