Moi Funeral Service: Kenyans asked to be seated at Nyayo Stadium by 8am

Moi Funeral Service: Kenyans asked to be seated at Nyayo Stadium by 8am
Military officers march in a procession as they escort the coffin of late former Kenya's President Daniel Arap Moi, draped in the National Flag, from the Lee Funeral Home on its way to Lie-in-State for public viewing at the Parliament Buildings in Nairobi, Kenya February 8, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A State funeral service for the late former President Daniel Arap Moi will be held on Tuesday at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.

Addressing the media Monday evening on the preparations, Government spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna said they expect around 30,000 people to attend the event.

According to Col. Oguna, the stadium will be opened at 7am, with members of public expected to be seated by 8am.

“We expect around 30,000 people… We are asking Kenyans to be seated and be orderly as they pay their respect to the former head of state,” said Oguna.

The government spokesperson further disclosed that the late President Moi’s body will be at Nyayo stadium at around 10am.

President Uhuru Kenyattta is also expected to be at the stadium by that time.

At least 18 delegations among them seven Heads of State had confirmed attendance by Monday evening.

Over 210,000 people turned up to view Mzee Moi’s body during the three days that it had been lying in state at Parliament buildings.

The late President Daniel arap Moi will be laid to rest on Wednesday, February 12 at his home in Kabarak home in State burial with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.

Moi who served as Kenya’s second president for 24 years succumbed to a long illness on Tuesday, February 4 at the Nairobi Hospital.

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