PHOTOS: Moi’s body lying in state at Parliament buildings


Former President Daniel arap Moi's body being moved by a gun carriage to Parliament buildings. ...
Former President Daniel arap Moi's body being moved by a gun carriage to Parliament buildings. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Former President Daniel arap Moi’s body has been moved to Parliament buildings for public viewing.

Moi’s body will lie in State at Parliament grounds starting Saturday, February 8, 2020 until Monday, February 10th ahead of his state funeral.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, who returned from a trip to the U.S. on Friday, on Saturday led the nation in paying last respects to the former president.

The Head of State and the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were the first people to view the body at 10.15am.

The Deputy President and other dignitaries had an hour to view the body before members of the public were allowed to proceed.

Throughout the weekend,  members of the public willing to pay their last respects to Kenya’s second president will be allowed into the parliament buildings from 8am to 5pm until Monday.

On Tuesday, Kenyans will observe a public holiday ahead of Moi’s state funeral on Wednesday, February 12.

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 buried 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.

Here are the photos of the late former President Daniel arap Moi’s body lying in state:   PHOTOS| COURTESY PSCU

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