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Tuesday 11th February declared a public holiday in honour of Moi

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By Vincent Kejitan | 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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