Moi burial: Roads closed in Nairobi from Saturday to Monday

Moi burial: Roads closed in Nairobi from Saturday to Monday

Some sections of roads in Nairobi will be closed for three days starting Saturday as Kenyans stream into the parliament grounds to pay their last respect to the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi.

A section of Uhuru Highway on the outer lane that branches to parliament will be inaccessible to motorists.

Harambee Avenue and Parliament road will also be closed to ease movement of people to and from the parliament from Saturday to Monday.

Members of the public will be allowed into the grounds to pay their last respects to Kenya’s second president the entire weekend.

“Every Kenyan who wants to pay their last respect to the late Daniel Arap Moi is free to do so from Saturday to Monday,” PS Karanja Kibicho said in a press statement.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to be at the parliament grounds by 10:15 where he will lead public in viewing the body of the late Mzee Moi.

All members of the public who are interested in being part of the exercise will be expected to have arrived at the venue by 10:15AM.

On Sunday and Monday, the viewing of the body will begin at 8AM and close at 5PM.

Moi who served as Kenya’s second president for 24 years succumbed to a long illness on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital.

He will be interred at his Kabarak home on Wednesday, February 12 and will be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.

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