Kenya’s second and longest-serving President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi passed away on the 4th of February 2020 at 5:20 am in the Nairobi Hospital and is set to receive a top military and civilian honors state funeral at his Kabarak home.
The family of the, now late, Former President Moi announced Yesterday that the State had taken over the funeral program with Joseph Kinyua, the Head of Public Service tasked with arranging the event that is bound to attract international guests.
Decisions announced on the plans of the burial of Former President Moi are as follows:
“The family wants to appreciate the speed with which our beloved military and the government moved in to secure Mzee’s situation,” Moi’s family spoke through his son Raymond Moi in a statement.
“This gesture has given the assurance that all is well in the days ahead until his excellency is interred when the time comes,” Raymond Moi said.
The burial of President Moi will be conducted along with specific procedures known to be traditionally observed for army personnel.
Former President Moi’s casket will be draped in the national flag to affirm that he is mourned by the nation and appreciated by the state.
Full military honors, including the firing of weapons among other reverence traditions, are accorded in honor of the deceased and will include the firing of small arms after his body is lowered to the grave.
Moi will also receive the military three-volley salute as a retired Commander-in-Chief.
Messages of condolence from all over the world have since been streaming in.