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Tuesday declared a public holiday ahead of former president Moi’s burial

The government has declared Tuesday next week (11.02.2020)  a public holiday to honour retired President Daniel Arap Moi who will be buried on Wednesday (12.02.2020).

Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua announced that there will a public viewing of the body at Parliament buildings from Saturday to Monday, ahead of a national memorial service set for Tuesday at Nyayo National Stadium.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is in the United States, will be the first to view the body on Saturday morning followed by state officials before the public is allowed to pay their last respects to the former president who died on Tuesday.

“The body of the former president will lie in state in Parliament from Saturday to Monday between 8 am to 5 pm,” Kinyua said, “President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead Kenyans in viewing the body of the former president as well as pay his last respects.”

Kinyua said the body will be escorted from Lee Funeral Home in a military procession snaking through the city to Parliament where it will lie in state for three days.

“The government has put in place elaborate measures and security arrangements to ensure the whole program is successful,” Kinyua told a news conference on Thursday morning (06.02.2020) from Harambee House, the Office of the President.

As reported by The Sauce on Tuesday (04.02.2020) retired President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi passed on at the age of 95 following a long illness that had him admitted in Nairobi hospital for several months.

This article was first published by Capital News.

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