Tuesday, February 11, 2020, has been declared a public holiday.
Joseph Kinyua, Head of Public Service, on Thursday announced that Tuesday, February 11, 2020, has been declared a public holiday.
He said that the day will be set aside to enable the public to mourn the late President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi and there will be a memorial service at Nyayo Stadium.
Kinyua also shed light on the arrangements of the State Funeral of Mzee Moi saying a steering committee was put in place to organize the same.
Here is the breakdown of the activities between now and the day Moi will be laid to rest: To allow the nation to reflect on the late President Moi’s achievements, all Kenyans will be accorded an opportunity to participate in the public viewing of the body.The body of the late Mzee Moi will lie in parliament on Saturday, February 8, 2020, to Monday, February 10, 2020.President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Saturday lead the nation in viewing the body.To enable every Kenyan to participate in the celebration of the life of the late President Moi, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has declared February 11, 2020, a public holiday.The former Head of State will be accorded full military ceremonial honours including a 19-gun-salute.Mzee Moi will be interred at his Kabarak Home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.All Kenyans have been encouraged to participate in the celebrations and to honour the legacy of Mzee Moi.A full list of the attendees of the burial will be released in due course.Kenyans have been encouraged to plant a tree in remembrance of Mzee Moi.All government officials are expected to participate in the State Funeral.The events will be live on TV.