Daniel arap Moi promises he'll step down

After 24 years as president of Kenya, Daniel arap Moi announced Friday that he will step down at the end of the year.

Moi explained in the capital of the east African country on Friday that Kenya will chose a new president during elections in December.

The president’s period of office runs out in December. Until now it was unclear whether he would respect this deadline or would wait for the results of a commission set up to look into constitutional

reform.

Moi said the elections can be held under the old constitution if needs be.

He hopes to see the son of Kenya’s founding father Jomo Kenaytta, Uhuru Kenyatta, chosen as his successor.

However, Kenyatta, the sole candidate for the ruling “Kenyan African National Union” (Kanu), faces four opposition candidates who are demanding more democratic reform. - Sapa

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