The government has announced a national holiday to mourn the late President Daniel Arap Moi who passed away on Tuesday, February 4.
Speaking at Harambee House, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua announced that Tuesday, February 11, would be a national holiday.
Moi will be buried on Wednesday, February 12 at Kabarak, Nakuru County.
“To enable every Kenyan to participate in the celebration of the life of President Moi, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on the recommendation of this steering committee has recommended Tuesday, February 11 a public holiday of general observant throughout the republic of Kenya,” Kinyua stated.
In line with Kenyatta’s directive, Kinyua asserted that Moi will be accorded a State Funeral with full civilian and military ceremonial honours.
On Saturday, February 8, Kenyatta will lead the nation in the viewing of Moi’s as well as the paying of last respects, on Saturday, Sunday (February 9) and Monday (February 10) at Parliament buildings.