Ex-president late Daniel Moi has been laid to rest at his family home in Kabarak.

Moi was sent off in a manner befitting a king; a 19-gun salute by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) preceded by elaborate military burial rites.

The ceremony attended by thousands of mourners and a host of political leaders led by Uhuru Kenyatta.

Those who spoke at the event told of a generous man who led a disciplined lifestyle.

The ceremony which was heavily steeped with military traditions regarding sending off a fallen Commander-In-Chief started with a lengthy service at Kabarak University before the military took over.

At around 4pm, a series of events including The Last Post, a 19-gun salute, a fly past by military jets and Reverie reminded the boots that a former Commander-In-Chief had faded.


Moi passed away on Tuesday, February 4  aged 95 and was buried beside his wife Lena, who died in 2004.

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