Moi’s Funeral Cortege Leaves State House for Nyayo Stadium Under Tight Security (Photos)

The body of the late Retired President Daniel arap Moi was wheeled by a carriage from State House to Nyayo Stadium on Tuesday morning ahead of the state funeral service.

This came a day after the three-day body viewing exercise at Parliament Building came to an end on Monday evening.

Mzee Moi’s body before being taken to State House.

It was an all military affair as a contingent of security officers in motorbikes accompanied the late Moi’s body to the stadium.

The casket carrying his remains was draped with the Kenyan flag and escorted by military officers in a slow-paced march of honor to Nyayo Stadium.

Military officers escorting Moi’s body to Nyayo Stadium.

The draping of the casket in military colors is a practice that indicates that indeed the deceased is appreciated and honored by the state.

Other military officers marched side by side of the carriage as the trumpet was played while KDF soldiers lined up beside the road as the convoy snaked its way through Mombasa road to Nyayo Stadium.

The late Moi’s body was first taken to Statehouse Nairobi where foreign heads of state paid their last respect to the fallen hero.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to grace the interdenominational service which will be attended by thousands of Kenyans.

The late Moi’s body being escorted to Nyayo Stadium.

At least ten heads of state have reportedly confirmed their attendance to bid farewell to Kenya’s second and longest-serving president.

The late Moi served Kenyans from 1978 to 2004 after taking over the helm of the country’s leadership following the demise of Kenya’s founding President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

He passed on at Nairobi Hospital on Tuesday morning following a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

He will be laid to rest at his Kabarak home beside his late wife Lena Moi on Wednesday in accordance with his wish.

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