Kenyan president says ex-president Daniel arap Moi has died

This October 2002 file photo shows shows former Kenya's President Daniel arap Moi. (File photo: AP)

Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has died, broadcaster Citizen Television said on Tuesday.

He came to power in 1978, upon the death of President Jomo Kenyatta, having been vice-president until then.

Diplomats said an attempted coup four years later transformed him into a tough autocrat from a cautious, insecure leader.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05