Kenyan Govt Declares February 11, Public Holiday for Mourning Moi

Kenyan Govt Declares February 11, Public Holiday for Mourning Moi

The Kenyan government has declared Tuesday, February 11 a public holiday for citizens to attend former President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi’s funeral service at Nyayo Stadium.

Interior Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has already gazetted Tuesday a public holiday.

Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said Thursday, “The full list of attendees will be announced in due course.”

Moi, died on Tuesday aged 95. He will be buried at his Kabarak home in Nakuru County on Wednesday, February 12. 

“Members of the public will view the body at Parliament Buildings and we have made arrangements with the security teams to allow as many people as possible while making sure that we avoid any commotion,” said Kinyua.

“In addition to other ways of remembering and honouring Mzee Moi, we encourage each and every Kenyan to plant a tree in his memory or undertake an act of benevolence for the most needy members of our society.”

The late will be accorded a State Funeral.