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Two pastors of the Akorino church want the burial of the late Daniel Moi postponed to enable for a fresh plans including a new burial site for the former head of state.

Wison Maina and Joel Mbugua argue Moi forms an integral part of Kenya’s history and should therefore be laid to rest in a place – a Heroes Square- where the public can access his grave without any inhibitions.

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Also, the pastors argued Kenyans do not need a holiday to view the body of the former KANU leader as not all citizens will make it to the capital city to pay their last respects.

They said it will be prudent for the government to allow those unable to travel to continue with their daily hustles.

The duo further said they would want to know Moi’s exact age.

Lee Njiru, Moi’s PA who served the late president for more than 40 years contradicted his known age and as such, we cannot tell his exact age.

We therefore need to know his real age so that we can evaluate whether we have been lied to,” they said.

While government records indicate that the ex-president was 95 years old having been born in 1924, Njiru claimed Moi had severally told him that he was 103 years old.

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The two pastors who are based in Nairobi intend to move to court on Monday, February 10, to file their petition.

Moi died in the morning of Tuesday, February 4, after a long illness.

He is scheduled to be buried on Wednesday, February 12 at his Kabarak Home in Nakuru County.

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