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Thousands flock Kabarak University for President Moi’s burial [Photos]

By Sara Okuoro | February 12th 2020
Kenyans line up to enter Kabarak University where the late President Daniel Moi's funeral service will be held.

The country’s attention shifts to Kabarak, the home of former President Daniel Moi, where he will be buried today in a private ceremony.

Security was beefed up at the grounds for Mzee Moi's burial which will be attended by dignitaries and heads of state from at least 10 countries.

Kabarak University playground where the funeral service is scheduled to take place, was busy as workers, personnel of event management companies and security officers joined the Kabarak community in making final preparations.

Kenyans started streaming into Kabarak University from 6am. 

Top security agents led by the Rift Valley Commissioner George Natembeya inspected both funeral service venue and grave site.

Those who arrived early in the morning were be provided with breakfast and later in the day after service there will be lunch.

Moi will be laid to rest next to his wife Lena, who died in 2004.

"Those who will be here early in the morning will be provided with breakfast and later in the day after service there will be lunch. All plans are in place and we have deployed enough security personnel," said Natembeya. 

Pupils arrive at Kabarak University.

According to today's programme, Moi’s body will be flown to Kabarak airstrip in the morning from Nairobi's Lee funeral home.

Moi’s body will be placed on a gun carriage on arrival at Kabarak.

According to Natembeya, all plans for Moi's final send-off have been finalised and visitors are expected to be seated by 7am.

Visitors were expected to be seated by 7am.

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