Uhuru on Mzee Moi’s death: Kenyans to observe period of national mourning

Uhuru on Mzee Moi’s death: Kenyans to observe period of national mourning

President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a declaration following the demise of Mzee Daniel Arap Moi.

President Kenyatta described the late Mzee Moi as a ‘great African statesman, an icon, a servant-leader and man who championed for a harmonious Kenya.

He went on to say that Moi, a staunch Christian, championed the rights of all persons of all faiths to observe their religion without discrimination or impediment

Following his death, President Kenyatta has announced  four ways in which the country will mourn Kenya’s second president:

Kenya will observe a period of National mourning starting Tuesday to the day that Moi will be interred.

The Late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi shall be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.

The Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House, State Lodges, all Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and however elsewhere throughout the Republic of Kenya; from dawn on 4th February 2020 Until sunset on the day of the Burial.

The national flag shall be flown at half-mast for the same length of time at all High Commissions, Embassies, Consulates, Diplomatic Offices and other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad.

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Story By Tonny Ndungu
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