Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris says she received her first mobile phone from the late former President Daniel arap Moi.
Speaking on Saturday during the public viewing of Moi’s body at Parliament buildings she explained that back in 1997 when she met President Moi, she was awarded a tender to supply campaign t-shirts and then directed a State House officer to give her a mobile phone to facilitate communication.
“I got my first mobile phone from him in 1997. In 1997 I was running a promotional company doing t-shirts and I got a tender to supply campaign t-shirts for the elections… It was a Motorola… really big. It looked like a walkie talkie and he said to Lukorio who worked at State House give her a mobile phone,” said Passaris.
She went further to reveal that after supplying the t-shirts, half of her money was delayed and that it was Moi who intervened and the amount was released.
Passaris further disclosed how the late president stood by her when she lost her pregnancy.
“I also lost my pregnancy during that time. He called me personally and said sorry. They had also held my money they didn’t pay me and he got to hear about it and he called me and got hold of Joshua Kulei and told him pay her,” added Passaris.
She further revealed that Moi personally invited her to his inauguration.
“He invited me for his inauguration and he asked me who I want to bring and I said my mother and he said fine give her an invitation. He was quite hands on, very pleasant person,” she added.