Local and International media suffered a huge blow after details emerged that they have been denied access to former President of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi burial in Nakuru.
Despite the late president been accorded a state funeral, only Kenya Television Network(KTN), a station hugely owned by Moi family, will be allowed to the Kabarak home final send-off ceremony.
In a statement, the family said that the rural home final ceremony would be private, “all other events public but only KTN allowed at Nairobi home.”
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A section of roads will also be closed to allow for the procession of former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi from Lee Funeral Home to Parliament Buildings where his body will be viewed from Saturday, February 8, to Monday, February 10.
They will also be closed to allow for the passage of President Uhuru Kenyatta as he makes his way to Parliament at 10.15 a.m. on Saturday, where he will lead in the viewing of the body. All state officials will also be requested to be seated by 9.45 a.m.
Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said that the cortege will depart Lee Funeral Home at 8.05 a.m. and will converge at Parliament buildings with the casket draped with the national flag.
The former head of state will be accorded full military ceremonial honours which will include the conveying of the body under escort in a gun carriage, accompanied by military musical honours and a 19-Gun Salute.
After lying in state for three days, the state funeral procession will on Tuesday, February 11, make its way from parliament buildings to the Nyayo National Stadium, which will host the National Memorial Service.
The roads that will, therefore, be affected are Valley Road, Kenyatta Avenue, Ralph Bunche Road, Uhuru Highway, City Hall Way and Parliament Way.