The burial of former president Daniel Moi will be open to all Kenyans, the State has announced.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the event will be held on Wednesday, February 12, and will be graced by heads of state and government as well as foreign dignitaries.
Kibicho, who spoke after chairing a security meeting at the Moi’s Kabarak home, however, urged Kenyans to observe security arrangements that will be in place and respect the privacy of the former President’s family.
He appealed to drivers to adhere to trafﬁc guidelines and updates that are being issued by the Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
The PS said arrangements are going on smoothly to ensure the former president is given a digniﬁed send off. He was accompanied by Rift Valley regional security team ofﬁcials.
The announcement came even as Africa Inland Church- Milimani , Nairobi where the former President Moi worshipped on Sunday conducted a special Sunday service at his Kabarnet Gardens residence to eulogise him.
Reverend Paul Kirui, the church’s deputy presiding bishop, led the service, saying: “Our leaders should emulate him,” he said.
Moi attended AIC Milimani Church faithfully and contributed immensely towards its development, and many other churches across the country.
Moi’s Christian faith could be seen in the personal resources he devoted to God,” he said.
At Kabarak the Moi family attended a special service organised at Karabak University and at his home.
Those who attended the service included Raymond Moi’s wife, Susan and John Mark’s wife, Eunice.
“As a family he was a father, a grandfather great grandfather and mentor and provider, protector and leader. I know you all came because he was your father and grandfather, great grandfather to. Mzee was everything to everybody in one way or another,” said Susan. “Mzee’s shoes are too big. We are all going to try to ﬁt into them,” added Eunice Moi.