Uhuru Highway is set to be closed for three days.
Reports emerged that a section of the busy Uhuru highway is to shut from Saturday all the way to Monday.
Traffic on Parliament Road is also set to be halted for the same period of time.
Motorists have been advised to find alternate routes during the specified days.
Section of Uhuru highway & Parliament road to be closed for three days starting tomorrow to allow public viewing of Mzee Moi’s body. https://t.co/oVRicfT6rI
— Waihiga Mwaura 🇰🇪 (@WaihigaMwaura) February 7, 2020
The reason behind the move is to facilitate the viewing of the body of former President Daniel Moi.
The process is set to commence at 8 am to 5 pm on all the given days.
Moi’s body would leave lee Funeral home on a gun carriage wrapped with the national flag escorted by the ex-president’s family.
The casket will make its way through Valley Road, Kenyatta Avenue and then Parliament Road will be the last stop.
In accordance with it being a State Funeral as ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta, a military guard of honour would be mounted on Parliament Road all the way to the entrance to the National Assembly compound.
Uhuru will be accorded the first priority in viewing the body ahead of the rest of politicians and Kenyans that would be present.
On Tuesday the body will then be transported to Nyayo National stadium for the National Memorial mass to be conducted by the AIC church.
A 19 gun salute will be conducted for the ‘Professor of Politics’ instead of the usual 21 gun salute.
The reason for the change is due to the fact that Moi didn’t die in office hence the reduction.
The full number is accorded to the sitting president and in the event of his demise while still in power.
The once KANU party chair’s body would then make its way to Kabarak, Nakuru where he will be laid to rest at his home.