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Mwai Kibaki: Body Lays in State in Parliament as Uhuru Opens Public Viewing

The body of former President Mwai Kibaki is currently lying in state at Parliament. 

The body left Lee Funeral Home at around 7 am and arrived at Parliament where it will lie in state for three days. 

A Military Guard of Honour was mounted along Parliament Road as the procession made its entry into Parliament. 

The casket carrying Kibaki’s body was drapped in the National Flag and it was carried in a Gun Carriage. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta led the nation in viewing the body of the late Kenya’s third President as well as paying their last respects. 

Deputy President William Ruto, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi also paid their last respects. 

Kibaki’s body which will be surrounded by four Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers will be viewed from 8am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the public will have a chance to view the body of the retired President and pay their last respects between 9 am and 5 pm. 

The national funeral steering committee for the late president led by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced that Kibaki will be buried on April 30, at his Othaya home in Nyeri County. 

The official signing of the Condolence Book of the Third President will be launched by the Head of the Public Service and the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday, April 26, at Harambee House at 9 am.

On Friday, the national state funeral with full military honours and protocols will be held at Nyayo National Stadium. 

The state funeral procession will make its way from State House to Nyayo Stadium.

Final rites for President Kibaki will be held on Saturday, April 30, with a memorial service at Othaya Stadium and he will be buried at his Othaya home. 

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Kibaki died aged 90.

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