More than 30,000 mourners expected to attend Moi’s burial in Kabarak will be treated to free snacks, loaves of bread, sodas and water during the function to celebrate Moi’s life.
That was confirmed by Joseph Kinyua who is steering Moi’s burial arrangements. Kinyua was briefing the press on the programs to be followed during the event.
He added enough chairs and tents had been hired to accommodate the 30,000 or more on Wednesday. Kinyua also said school buses within and out of Nakuru have been mobilized to ferry mourners and all will be operational as from 4.00 am on the burial day.
Those making to the venue on time will be handed the burial program which also will be bearing the eulogy of the late Mzee Moi.
Monday 10 will be the last day the body lies in state at Parliament for public to have a view. On Tuesday morning, the procession will be moving to Nyayo for a memorial service ahead of Moi’s interment at his Kabarak home on Wednesday, February 12.
Former house speaker Francis Ole Kaparo was among the leaders on Monday that joined members of the public in paying their last respects to the late ex-president.
Moi died on February 4 at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted following a few health complications.
President Kenyatta declared that the aspects defining a state funeral will be observed in honor of Moi who had served as Kenya’s second president for more than two decades until 2002.
Retired president Mzee Mwai Kibaki also made to the Parliament on Sunday to honor his predecessor.
Several African heads of state and government are expected to grace Mzee Moi’s farewell.