Tuesday morning saw high-profile politicians, dignitaries, celebrities and Kenyans come together at Nyayo stadium for the State Funeral Service of the late President Moi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta joined other heads of state from Rwanda, Djibouti, South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia for the grand celebration of life.
Other political heavyweights present include US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter, His Royal Highness Duke of Gloucester and ex-Tanzanian presidents Benjamin Mkapa and Jakaya Kikwete.
As expected of such events, the dignitaries and Moi’s family put their best fashion foot forward although in sombre colours.
The men in Moi’s family wore dark outfits paired with Moi’s signature red rose while the ladies stepped out in navy blue. Two ladies stood out from the family with navy blue pinstripe outfits.
We are here to mourn a Pan-Africanist, a great statesman, a selfless leader and a father of the nation. We also celebrate the life of our father, our hero and our mentor… ~ Deputy President William Ruto #NyayoFarewell #TheLastSalute pic.twitter.com/jk1mM4Ak1S
— Radio Citizen (@RadioCitizenFM) February 11, 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta, President Kagame, and Deputy President William Ruto wore suits while their wives were decked out in dull colours. Margaret Kenyatta matched her husband’s look in a black dress with a red turban while Rachel Ruto wore a black dress with white strips.
Check out some other fashion moments from the state burial:
President Salva Kiir in his signature hat and suit and President Paul Kagame looked debonair as they arrived to view the body.
Margaret Kenyatta, William Ruto, Paul Kagame, and Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde
Governors Hassan Joho, Alfred Mutua and Amason Kingi were all decked out for the occasion.
Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter was super spruced up as he arrived for the state burial.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo arriving in Kenya for the burial.