Mwai Kibaki's Body To Lie-In -State For The Next Three Days

Former President Mwai Kibaki's body arrived at Parliament buildings shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

Mwai Kibaki's Body To Lie-In -State  For The Next Three Days

This came after a solemn procession that started at Lee Funeral Home and proceeded down Valley Road, Kenyatta Avenue, and Parliament Road.

For the entry procession into Parliament, a Military Guard of Honour was deployed along Parliament Road.

The body was taken from the funeral home a few minutes before 7 a.m. President Uhuru Kenyatta will receive the body of the late president Mwai Kibaki in parliament today. The body will lie-in-state in parliament for three days, from Monday to Wednesday.

President Kenyatta, joined by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, will lead the nation in paying their last respects and tributes, according to a statement given earlier on to newsrooms by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, who is also the chairperson of the National State Funeral Committee.

“His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., President and Commander-In-Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces, accompanied by the First Lady H.E Margaret Kenyatta, E.G.H., will lead the nation in paying tributes to the late President, as well as the paying of their last respects. II. The Head of State and Government shall arrive at Parliament Buildings at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 25th April 2022 to receive the body of the Retired President and commence the three days of lying-in-state,” Matiangi stated.  

“All State Officials whose attendance is required by protocol have been notified, and they are therefore requested to be in the precincts of Parliament by 9:00 a.m.”

The CS further stated that public viewing will be held at Parliament Buildings on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.