The man most widely tipped to become the next President of Kenya is Daniel Arap Moi.
SV: Kenyan vice-president Daniel Moi seated talking with British Foreign Secretary David Owen and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young.
CU: children watch as Moi unveils plaque at `S.O.S. Children's Village'. (3 shots)
SV: Moi at same event dancing with traditional dancers.
GV: Kenya ministers running out onto football pitch, Moi among them.
GV: football game in progress. (2 shots)
GV: President Jomo Kenyatta presents cup to Vice-President Moi at end of match, and he walks off with cup. (2 shots)
GV: Mr Moi flagging away cars at start of East African Safari Rally 1978 (3 shots)
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Background: The man most widely tipped to become the next President of Kenya is Daniel Arap Moi. Mr. Moi, 54, is a former teacher and has been vice-president since January 1967. During this time and for three years previously, he has also been Minister of Home Affairs. He automatically took over limited presidential powers when President Jomo Kenyatta died at his residence in Mombasa on Tuesday (22 August). Mr. Moi will hold the powers for 90 days during which a new leader must be elected under Kenya's Constitution.
SYNOPSIS: As Vice-President, Mr Moi has been a key figure in Kenyan diplomacy, in August last year, he spoke in nairobi with British Foreign Secretary David Owen and the United States representative to the United Nations, Mr. Andrew Young, during their visits to several African countries to discuss the Anglo-American plan for a Rhodesia settlement.
As a busy Home Affairs Minister, Mr Moi, in 1975, officially opened Kenya's first Save our Soul (SOS) children's village at Buru Buru, near Nairobi. Mr. Moi has also served terms as minister of Education and Minister for Local Government.
In lighter vein, Mr. Moi captained a team of Kenyan Cabinet Ministers in 1969 to a resounding four-nil victory ever of a team of foreign ambassadors. The match, held to raise money for a new military hospital, was part of Kenya's Armed Forces Week. Afterwards President Kenyatta presented the Forces weeks trophy to Mr Moi, who had shown good stamina for a forty-five-year old.
Another sporting task for the Vice-President: sending away the cars at the start of this year's East African Safari rally. Observers believe he will now assume sterner duties -- taking over the presidency from the revered man who had led his country since independence.