Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has died aged 95. He was President from 1978 to 2002, and fell into the same trap as several of his peers: initial praise for taking your country to independence, followed by a decline into authoritarianism. Amnesty weren’t keen on his reign, nor in the end were the Kenyan people who booed as he left the Presidency. He was on life support for much of the early stages of 2020 so it was a matter of when not if. Many teams cashed in, including Deathlist.net itself, The Skinny Kiltrunner again, and recent leaders Roasting Bodies in Redcar.
Also recently dead is top hitman for Pablo Escobar, Jhon Velasquez. The recent fame of Narcos meant his obit was a no brainer, but few opted to pick him, leaving 2 teams again cursing the lack of a duet or daily double bonus ala the Alt Obits here: The Love Boat and Banana’s Peel Slippers.
Daniel Arap Moi
2 September 1924 – 4 February 2020
15 April 1962 – 6 February 2020