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VIDEO: Raila Odinga Performs Rituals On Mzee Moi’s Body

ODM leader Raila Odinga is the latest local top dignitary to view the late Mzee Moi’s body which since Saturday has been lying in state at Parliament buildings for public viewing.

The former premier had been out of the country on official duties at one time reuniting with President Uhuru Kenyatta in the US for a National Breakfast and other diplomatic engagements.

Raila who is also an AU envoy -majoring in infrastructural development- flew to Addis Ababa for an African Union summit which had other heads of state attending.

While in Ethiopia, Raila expressed how gutted he had been about Moi’s demise and stated he would be back to join fellow citizens in remembering the late ex-president.

ODM leader Raila Odinga signing the Moi’s condolence book at the AU Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Upon landing back to the country, Raila reunited with his family and a few ODM leaders before heading for Parliament to pay his respects to the late Moi.

To Parliament, the ODM leader was flanked by his wife Mama Ida Odinga and son Raila Odinga Jnr and would be seen removing his hat before wielding a black whisk over the body of the late former president.

Video: Courtesy of Daily Nation

Monday is the final day the body lies in state for public viewing before it is taken to Nyayo Stadium on Tuesday for a memorial service.

Legislators are currently carrying out a special sitting to dictate an elaborate way the house will celebrate Mzee Moi given he had served in the Parliament for quite long before his retirement in 2002.

With the likelihood that the MPs may not have a chance to speak at both the memorial service and final mass, the legislators have hinted at plans to remember the fallen leader in their own special way.

Moi will be laid to rest at his home in Kabarak, Nakuru County on February 12.

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