More than ten top dignitaries across Africa are expected to land in the country to bid farewell to the fallen former president Mzee Daniel Moi.
Interior Ministry PS Mr. Karanja Kibicho revealed they have already confirmed attendance of the leaders who some are currently in office while others are former presidents and heads of state.
“We are prepared to host the heads of state. We will get the confirmation today from the Foreign Affairs ministry,” Kibicho told a presser.
Moi’s send-off is expected to attract more than 30,000 people the PS assuring plans are in place to ensure everyone attending is accommodated.
By Sunday, ten luminaries from outside the country had confirmed their attendance but more are still expected to report.
Among the ten are Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Jakaya Kikwete and Benjamin Mkapa, both former presidents of Tanzania, and as well the Queen of England is expected to send a representative.
The procession with Moi’s remains will be leaving the Parliament buildings on Tuesday morning heading to Nyayo Stadium where president Kenyatta will lead the nation in remembering the former president, and importantly his political mentor.
The memorial service will be a multi-denominational affair with the African Inland Church being at the helm.
Kenyans outside Nairobi will also have nothing to miss as the event will be live across the television and radio stations in the country. In some parts of Baringo like Ravine, Sacho, and Kabarnet and also parts of Nakuru county, screens will be mounted for locals to keenly follow the service and also take part in bidding Mzee Moi farewell.
Preparations are on climax both at Nyayo stadium and Kabarak in Nakuru where the late Moi will be laid to rest.
President Kenyatta on Sunday made an impromptu visit to Nyayo stadium to inspect the renovation and the preparationS being done on the stadium ahead of the memorial service on Tuesday.
Back in Kabarak, Nakuru County, the final resting place of Mzee Moi is on the last phases of preparations, the grave being constructed beside the one for his late wife, Lena Moi.
The final rites for the late Moi will be a private function only the family and top dignitaries in and out of the country being the ones to witness the goner’s last journey on earth.
Moi died on February 4 at Nairobi Hospital.
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