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Viewing of Kenya’s 3rd President Mwai Kibaki’s body ongoing at Parliament

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[The Military carry the casket bearing the body of The late Kenya's 3rd President Mwai Kibaki at parliament building in Nairobi. Photo/PSCU/April, 25, 2022].

Former President Mwai Kibaki’s body arrived in Parliament for a three-day public viewing.

The military truck carrying the body made its way from the Lee Funeral Home through Valley Road escorted in a military convoy.

The casket was draped with the Kenyan flag.

[Photos/Courtesy/PSCU]

There will be protocol officers present to guide the public at the with Comesa Grounds in the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) designated as the holding area.

Kibaki’s body which will be surrounded by KDF officers will be viewed from 8am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

After lying-in-state for three days, the military gun carriage and State Funeral Procession will make its way from State House to the Nyayo Stadium on Friday, the venue of the National State Funeral.

During the State Funeral, Kibaki will be accorded full military honors and protocols, which include, conveyance of the body under escort in a Gun Carriage, accompanied by Military Musical Honors and a 19 gun-salute.

The government has already declared Friday a public holiday to enable all Kenyans to participate in the State Funeral service either physically or by following the proceedings on Television, radio, social media streaming among other outlets.

Kibaki’s body will later be laid to rest on Saturday at his Othaya home in Nyeri County.

Kibaki, died aged 90 and served as the country as third President from December, 2002 to April 2013, taking over from Daniel Arap Moi.