Photos: Multitudes throng Kabarak for Moi funeral

Photos: Multitudes throng Kabarak for Moi funeral

The late retired President Daniel Arap Moi will be interred at his Kabarak home on Wednesday.

Kenyans in their numbers started streaming at his home as early as 3.00a.m. while a good number of them had arrived the previous night at, braving the overnight chill.

Even before the gates were opened at 5.00a.m, a huge crowd was already at the gates, waiting to stream in for their part in the historic send off.

At 6.00a.m a majority of the  tents which had been erected for the public were almost full, with a majority seated patiently waiting for the commencement of the day’s activities.

Over 30,000 Kenyans are expected to attend the funeral although only a paltry 500 will be allowed by the graveside.

Moi’s body was expected to land at his Kabarak home by 7.30a.m having left the Lee Funeral home some minutes before 7.00a.m for the Wilson Airport.

Gideon Moi and his family at the Wilson Airport before Moi’s casket was airlifted to Kabarak aboard a Kenya Airforce Helicopter.

The Kenya Airforce Helicopter bearing Moi’s remains took off from the Wilson Airport at 7.45a.m.

While the crowd was waiting for the day to kick off, officers from the National Youth Service dished out bread, soda and water as promised.

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Story By Tonny Ndungu
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