The government has announced that the first 30,000 mourners at the burial of former president Daniel Arap Moi will be given free drinks and snacks.
In a press briefing on Monday, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya indicated that the first 30,000 people to arrive at Kabarak University grounds, where a public funeral service for Moi will be held on Wednesday will get a soda, bread, water as well as a programme of the event.
"We will have some snacks for the first thirty thousand people. Watapewa soda, mkate, maji, program ya siku hiyo na mahali pa kukaa," Natembeya said.
Natembeya said 30,000 seats have been hired and set up under a tent for members of the public expected at the event. He also said there will be hundreds of school buses to ferry mourners to the venue.
Moi, who ruled Kenya for 24 years, died last Tuesday while receiving medication at the Nairobi Hospital.
A memorial service in honor of Moi will be held on Tuesday at the Nyayo National Stadium ahead of the funeral on Wednesday.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said at least 10 heads of states and several other foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the burial.