Body of The Late President Kibaki to lie in state at Parliament Building

President Uhuru Kenyatta will Tomorrow, Monday receive the body of the former head of state Mwai Kibaki in Parliament where it will lie in State for three days.

In a statement, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, who is also the chairperson of the National State Funeral Committee said President Kenyatta, accompanied by first Lady Margaret Kenyatta will lead the nation in paying their last respects and tributes.

“The Head of State and Government shall arrive at Parliament Buildings at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 25th April 2022 to receive the body of the Retired President and commence the three days of lying-in-state,” Matiang’i stated.  

The CS added that the cortege will leave the funeral home at 07:05 a.m with Kibaki’s casket draped in National Flag and escorted to Parliament by his family.

The CS stated that the Solemn Procession shall pass through Valley Road, and Kenyatta Avenue through-to- Parliament Way.

Matiangi pointed out that a Military 3 Guard of Honor will be mounted along Parliament Road for the entry procession into Parliament.

The CS further announced that the public viewing at Parliament Buildings will be between 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The former head of state will be buried on April 30 at his Othaya home in Nyeri County. The burial will be preceded by a state funeral at the Nyayo National Stadium on April 29, the day is already gazetted a public holiday.


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