Former President Mwaki Kibaki will be buried on Saturday, April 29.
The National State Funeral Organising Secretary has announced an elaborate program leading to the burial date.
According to the committee chaired by Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i, the former head of state will be buried in his Othaya home in Nyeri County.
Ahead of the burial, a funeral mass will be held at Nyayo National Stadium on Friday, April 29.
The Former President’s body will also lie at the Parliament building between Monday and Wednesday next week for public viewing.
The committee has also restricted visits to the former President’s family to Tuesday and Wednesday.
Effective Monday afternoon, there will be condolences signing in very many public officesDr Fred Matiang’i
In a bid to create enough space for Kenyans to present their condolence messages, Dr Matiang’i said there will be condolence books across the country.
“Effective Monday afternoon, there will be condolences signing in very many public offices,” said Matiang’i.
The books will be placed in all County and Regional Headquarters across the country, Senate and Parliament buildings, as well as all Ministry headquarters.
Diplomats will also have a condolence book at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“We will issue more comprehensive statement on the details of other activities which will happen between tomorrow (Sunday) and April 30,” said Matiang’i.
On the other hand, the government will also set up a facility at the Othaya National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) office.
We will issue more comprehensive statement on the details of other activities which will happen between tomorrow (Sunday) and April 30Dr Fred Matiang’i
Here, Othaya residents will be expected to sign the condolence book.
“We would like to continue praying for the family and the nation during this difficult time,” said Matiang’i.
Kibaki served as Kenya’s third President from 2002 to 2013 after an illustrious public service.