Tuesday 11th February declared a public holiday in honour of Moi
| Feb 6th 2020 | 2 min read
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.
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