(1942? - January 1991) was a Nauruan
political figure. He was President
of the Republic of Nauru
from 17 August to 12 December 1989.
Aroi was part of the Parliament of Nauru
, and was finance minister under Kennan Adeang
. Before he became president, Aroi was involved in the Nauru Phosphate Corporation
With support from Kennan Adeang, as Hammer DeRoburt
was caught in a military situation, Aroi became president on the 17th August, 1989. Adeang then became finance minister. During his period of Presidential office, Aroi experienced health problems: after a stroke
in November 1989, he did not contest elections in December, and was succeeded as president on the 12th of December by his ally, Bernard Dowiyogo
.Stuart Inder, , The Contemporary Pacific
, Spring 1992
Kenas Aroi died in January 1991. According to Australian
rumour, Aroi DeRoburts is his biological son, but this is not proven. His widow, Millicent Aroi
, is Nauru's High Commissioner
, and is a composer.