The body of Former President Mwai Kibaki will on Monday be accorded full State honors as it is transported to the Parliament Buildings for public viewing.
The National State Funeral Steering Committee on Sunday said that President Kibaki will be escorted in a Gun Carriage to Parliament buildings, where he shall be given a military musical honor and a 19-gun salute.
Kibaki’s body leaves Lee Funeral Home at 7.05am, after which the procession will snake its way along Valley Road, and Kenyatta Avenue to Parliament Way.
The former President’s casket will also be draped in the National Flag as it is escorted to Parliament by his family.
A Military Guard of Honor will at the same time be mounted along Parliament Road for the entry procession into Parliament, where President Uhuru Kenyatta will receive Kibaki’s body at 10am.
President Kenyatta and lead the nation in paying respects and tributes to the country’s third president who died last week aged 90.
Kibaki’s body is thereafter expected to lie in State for three days, from Monday to Wednesday.
Ahead of the State burial which is slated for Saturday in Othaya, Nyeri County, a Funeral service will be held on Friday at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.
The committee’s chair Dr. Fred Matiangi noted that the military gun carriage and State Funeral Procession will make its way from State House to the Nyayo Stadium.
Meanwhile, diplomats, dignitaries and close associates who wish to condole with the family will be allowed to do so at Kibaki’s private office in Nyari, Nairobi, beginning Tuesday.
A facility will also be set up in the Othaya CDF office for members of the public to pay their condolences and fill the condolence book.
Condolence books will be made available to the public in all government ministries, the National Assembly and the Senate and in the eight Regional and the 47 County commissioners offices across the country from Monday.
President Kenyatta officially announced Kibaki’s death on Friday in a televised address at State House, Nairobi, further directing that the country observe a period of national mourning until sunset of the day of his interment.
Friday, April 29, 2022 has since been declared a public holiday to allow for the funeral service.
Sourced from citizen Digital