After a much-anticipated wait, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga finally arrived at Parliament Buildings on Monday afternoon to view the body of late President Daniel Moi.
Accompanied by his wife Ida, Raila wore a black suit, a cowboy hat and tagged along a black traditional fly whisker.
Contrary to the earlier expectations that he will be wearing traditional clothes, Raila instead chose to embrace a modern fashion.
Led my family in paying final respects to President Daniel Arap Moi pic.twitter.com/xnkk9fGpmz
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) February 10, 2020
On arriving where Moi’s body is lying-in-state, Raila removed his cowboy hat and gave it to his wife Ida.
He then raised up his fly whisker in silence and waved it in the air six times then bowed.
In total silence, Raila took back his hat, wore it back and left without uttering a word as Ida followed closely.
— Robin Njogu (@robinnjogu) February 10, 2020
After paying his last respect, he went to meet the family of the former president within parliament buildings.
Raila his wife, and son (Raila Junior) were received by Moi’s sons; Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and Rongai MP Raymond Moi.
The former Prime Minister eulogized Moi as a humourous and cheerful character who had done a lot of things to the country.
Moi’s death was announced when he and President Uhuru Kenyatta had visited the United States for a prayer breakfast.
Monday marks the final day for Moi’s body to lie-in-state. A memorial service will be held in Nyayo Stadium on Tuesday and later on, be buried at his Kabarak home on Wednesday.