Thousands of mourners have arrived in Kabarak, Nakuru County to attend the burial of the late former president Daniel Arap Moi.
As early as 4 am, queues began forming at Kabarak University grounds, where a funeral service for the former president will be held before he is finally laid to rest. There are many school buses that have been hired to ferry mourners from different parts of the country to the venue.
Security officers stationed at Kabarak grounds started screening mourners by 6 am and all tents were nearly packed to capacity by 7 am. The mourners were given free sodas, bread, and bottled water as earlier promised by the government.
At 7 am, a convoy with Moi’s body left Lee Funeral Home en route to Wilson Airport, from where it was airlifted to Kabarak ahead of the state funeral. Over 50,000 mourners are expected to attend the ceremony.
Moi, who served as Kenya’s second president for 24 years between 1978 and 2002, died at the Nairobi Hospital on February 4th at the age of 95.
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