Thousands of Kenyans troop to Parliament grounds to view Mzee Moi’s body

Thousands of Kenyans troop to Parliament grounds to view Mzee Moi's body
Kenyans line up to view former President Daniel arap Moi's body at Parliament Grounds. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Hundreds of Kenyans today queued along the City Hall way waiting to gain access into the parliament grounds ahead of the public viewing of the late retired President Moi’s body.

A military truck ferried the casket which was draped with the Kenyan flag from the Lee Funeral Home to the parliament grounds through valley road.

The late Daniel Moi’s casket was wheeled into the parliament grounds aboard a military truck. It was also escorted by a contingent of military men. Photo: Citizen TV

Moi’s family curiously arrived at the parliament grounds around 9.30AM aboard the National Youth Service (NYS) buses and under police escort.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will be the first people to view the body at 10.15AM on Saturday.

The Deputy President and other dignitaries will have an hour to view the body before members of the public are allowed to proceed.

Members of the public queuing at the parliament road ahead of the public viewing of the late Mzee Moi’s body. Photo: Citizen TV

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.

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