Reason Moi’s Body Left Lee Funeral Home Ahead of Time

The body of the late former President Daniel Moi finally left Lee Funeral home as part of the burial plans in place.

The trip from the funeral home to Parliament buildings was expected to begin at 8.05 am according to the time given by the state.

Moi’s casket, however, left the mortuary an hour early than expected.

Ex-Head of State Daniel Moi’s Body at Parliament Buildings
Former President Daniel Moi’s Body on a casket

Media houses were caught unawares by the change in time and had to adjust in order to get the convoy as it left the mortuary.

Speaking to Citizen TV, Brig. Gen (Rtd) Ahmed Mohammed explained that the change of time was due to how military procedures occur.

“Being a State funeral, of a former Head Of State, we need to make it right.

“There are a number of times the government makes changes to programs in order to make it better,” remarked Mohammed.

Heavy security was deployed at the funeral home in accordance with the strategies in place.

The coffin was mounted on the gun carriage draped with the national flag.

Military personnel sat around the casket as it made its way along Valley Road to Parliament Road and then the National Assembly buildings.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to arrive at the venue at 10.15 am to lead other dignitaries in the public viewing of the late Mzee Moi’s body.

The ex-KANU party leader will remain at the Parliament compound for three days until he is transported to Nyayo National Stadium on Tuesday.

Parliament Building

A National Memorial Service will be conducted at the stadium by the AIC church.

On Wednesday, the ‘Professor of Politics’ will then be moved to Kabarak, Nakuru where he will be laid to rest as per his wishes.

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