- February 10, 2020
- Posted by: p mulee
The body of former President Daniel arap Moi donned a different suit each of the three days it lied-in-state at Parliament Buildings.
On Monday, which was the last day of public viewing, Moi’s body was dressed in a navy grey suit, brown shoes, a white shirt and a mustard yellow checked tie.
Moi’s baton, famously known as Fimbo ya Nyayo, was in his right hand, unlike the previous days when it was placed beside the body together with a bible.
On the first day of public viewing on Saturday, the body was dressed in a grey suit, a white shirt, brown shoes and a flowered tie.
On Sunday, the body was dressed in a black suit, white shirt with a red necktie and black shoes.
It has not been made public where Saturday and Sunday’s attires will be taken, but there have been reports they might be kept in his mausoleum.
Leaders who have already viewed the body include President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, retired President Mwai Kibaki members of the diplomatic corps, legislators, governors and religious personalities.
On Monday, Chief Justice Favid Maraga and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka viewed the former President’s body and paid their last respects.
The Former Head of State is being accorded full military ceremonial honours, which include, conveyance of the body under escort in a gun carriage, accompanied by military musical honours and a 19 gun-salute.
On Tuesday, an interdenominational service will be held at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.
The Government encouraged Kenyans to participate in the State ceremonies and to also take time to honour Moi by reflecting on ways to foster the wellness of the nation.
Moi will be interred on Wednesday at his home in Kabarak.