Kenyans from all walks of life are today, Friday 29th, April 2022, expected to throng the Nyayo Stadium along Lang’ata Road for former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki’s State Funeral.
According to Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Kenyans should be seated at the stadium by 8:00 AM to allow for the smooth running of the event.
For a section of Kenyans who will be going about their business, they are advised to keep an eye on Kenyatta Avenue, Uhuru Highway and Aerodrome Road since the Kenya Defence Forces will have a procession to Nyayo Stadium.
Thousands of Kenyans are expected at the event led by President Kenyatta, with the attendance of diplomats and three visiting heads of state.
The event will end by 1 PM as preparations for Saturday’s final send-off at his Othaya home, Nyeri county is concluded.
The body of the late former President lay in state at the Parliament buildings for three days where body viewing was conducted.
Today also is a public holiday and marks the start of a long 5-day long ‘weekend’. Kenyans will celebrate Labour day on Monday while Tuesday is Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.
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