Specific Demands That Moi Made For His Coffin

Deceased former president, Daniel Moi, was well prepared for his passing on, and he even took time to leave instructions, on how he wanted his burial to be conducted.

Apart from having requested to be buried next to his ex-wife Lena in Kabarak, the late politician, towards his death, also left two strict instructions to his family, on the type of coffin that he wanted to be laid to rest in.

According to sources close to the family, Moi wanted to be buried in a durable casket, preferably made out of hardwood material.

Moi’s casket aboard a military gun carriage

Specifically, the politician, who ruled Kenya for 24 years, wanted a coffin made out hardwood, specifically, from the Mvule tree.

Further, he demanded that the family should not spend too much on the coffin, although he wanted it to be decently built.

Moi, who passed away aged 95, also wanted his send-off to be conducted in a hasty manner, within the confines of a week or so.

Moi’s grave under preparation

His burial on Wednesday came nine days after his death on Feb. 4, after spending three months at the Nairobi Hospital.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto, and ODM leader Raila Odinga were among dignitaries who attended Moi’s final funeral service in Kabarak, ahead of his internment at his home.

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