Moi Daughter Who Defied Mzee to Marry Brother’s Friend

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Despite being the country’s longest-serving president, Daniel Arap Moi managed to keep his family away from the public eye, leaving Kenyans with little information about his kin.

Doris Elizabeth Chepkorir Moi is one of Moi’s daughters who many know little to nothing about.

During her early years, Doris got married to Ibrahim Kiptum Choge who was a close friend and safari rally co-driver to her brother, Jonathan Moi.

Raila during his meeting with Doris Elizabeth Chepkorir Moi, daughter of former President Daniel arap Moi and her family at his Capitol Hill office in Nairobi
ODM leader Raila Odinga during a meeting with Doris Elizabeth Chepkorir Moi, daughter of former President Daniel Arap Moi and her family at his Capitol Hill office in Nairobi

According to a report by Daily Nation, their marriage was rejected and highly countered by President Moi who did not approve of her husband.

Choge was the son of former assistant minister Simeon Kiptum Choge and was also a close ally of the retired president. 

After their marriage, the two moved to Kaimosi, Nandi County where they engaged in tea farming, owning one of the largest tea estates in the area.

Choge, who was the former assistant minister’s sixth child, died in a road accident on June 8, 1998, which his father insisted was orchestrated. He even blamed police for allegedly covering up the death.

He went on to promise a Ksh 500,000 reward to anyone with information on the death of his son.

Doris was born in 1962 at Kabarak and was also a twin sister to Philip Moi who also kept away from politics.

A crowd watches as Jonathan Toroitich, navigated by Ibrahim Choge, tackle a section of the Safari Rally route in Naivasha in 1997
A crowd watches as Jonathan Toroitich, navigated by Ibrahim Choge, tackle a section of the Safari Rally route in Naivasha in 1997

Doris attended Nairobi Primary School and later joined Limuru Girls High School.

She later started learning the British-curriculum at Imani School in Thika, Kiambu County and also had a short stint in Australia.

In a surprise appearance to the public in August 2019, Doris met ODM leader Raila Odinga at his Capitol Hill office.

According to a report by The Standard, the two discussed climate change which she is passionate about. 

The late Jonathan’s wife Sylvia Toroitich, daughter Barbra Jonathan, Jonathan’s Sister Doris Elizabeth, family friend Mary Mengech and Elizabeth Kimkung at Lee Funeral Home in April 2019
The late Jonathan’s wife Sylvia Toroitich, daughter Barbra Jonathan, Jonathan’s Sister Doris Elizabeth, family friend Mary Mengech and Elizabeth Kimkung at Lee Funeral Home in April 2019

“Early this afternoon, Raila Odinga received Doris Elizabeth Chepkorir Moi, daughter to former President Daniel Arap Moi, and her family at Capitol Hill Square offices. 

“Their discussions focused on Climate Change, which the G7 nations are calling on governments to raise their ambitions on and national cohesion,” remarked Philip Nyamai, one of Odinga’s aides.

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