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List of Presidents, other senior Govt officials who will attend Kibaki Funeral

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Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki who died on April 22, 2022. [File, Standard]

At least three sitting presidents have confirmed they will attend Mwai Kibaki’s State Funeral service at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi tomorrow (Friday, April 29).

The three are South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit and Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau told The Standard on Thursday, April 28.

Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will also attend the function.

Three vice-presidents have also confirmed attendance. They are Philip Mpango of Tanzania, Jessica Alupo of Uganda and Constantino Chiwenga of Zimbabwe.

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente will also be in attendance.

Others are the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland, Sri Lanka’s Special Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake, South Africa’s International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor and South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng.

The function will start at 8am East African Time.

Kibaki, who died aged 90 on April 22, will be buried on Saturday, April 30 at his Kanyange Village home in Othaya, Nyeri County.

The deceased served as Kenya’s third President between 2003 and 2013.

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