LIVE BLOG: Moi’s Body Open for Public Viewing

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Retired President Daniel arap Moi

President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the country in mourning the late president Daniel arap Moi from Saturday, February 8 to Monday, February 10, after Mzee passed away on Tuesday, February 4.

Kenyatta directed that Moi be given a state funeral and in line with the head of state’s order, head of public service Joseph Kinyua on Thursday, February 6 asserted that the late’s funeral would include full civilian and military honours.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. State officials will arrive at Parliament by 9:45 a.m. for the solemn ceremony.

Retired President Daniel arap Moi’s body arrives at Parliament buildings on Saturday, February 8

The public will be allowed access to view the body from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on the aforementioned dates except for Saturday, February 8 where the event commences at 10:15 am.

In this live blog, kenyagist.com will keep you updated on the proceedings of the state function.

On Tuesday, February 11, the nation would celebrate Moi’s life at a memorial service to be held at Nyayo Stadium. Interior CS Fred Matiang’i gazetted the day as a holiday. The late president will be interred at his farm in Kabarak, Nakuru County on Wednesday, February 12.

7:30 am: Former President Daniel arap Moi’s body arrives at Parliament buildings, carried on a gun carriage, wrapped in Kenyan flag. 

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers at Lee Funeral Home on February 4, 2020, where the body of former President Daniel Arap Moi is being preserved
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers at Lee Funeral Home on February 4, 2020, where the body of former President Daniel Arap Moi is being preserved

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