Uhuru declares national mourning period in honour of Moi

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 4 Feb, 2020 09:19 | < 1 min read
Daniel Moi
Retired president Daniel arap Moi. PHOTO | FILE
Retired president Daniel arap Moi. PHOTO | FILE

President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared a period of national mourning starting Tuesday until the day the late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi will be buried.

"THAT in testimony of the respect in which the memory of the Late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is held, the nation will observe a period of national mourning from today until the day of his funeral," said President Kenyatta.

Moi's death was announced on Tuesday morning by the Head of State in a presidential proclamation.

The retired president died at the Nairobi Hospital on February 4 in the presence of his family.

President Kenyatta said Moi will be accorded a state funeral, with all appropriate civilian and full military honours being observed.

"That as an expression of public sorrow the flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House, state lodges, all public buildings and public grounds, all military bases, posts and stations, on all naval vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and however elsewhere throughout the Republic of Kenya; from dawn on February 4, 2020 until sunset on the day of the burial," said Mr Kenyatta.