Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua earlier today made an elaborate announcement about late president Moi’s funeral programme.
Kinyua announced that on Tuesday, February, 12 as a national holiday in honour of the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi.
His mortal remains will be interred at his Kabarak home on Wednesday, February 12 and will be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.
The late president will be granted his wish to be buried next to her wife, Lena Moi “when my time comes”.
He expressed this wish during Lena’s burial at Kabarak in 2004.
Lena, who had seven children with Moi, divorced in 1974 over infidelity and retreated to Kabimoi, where she led a quiet life like most of her children.
At the home, it’s claimed, Lena kept a room for Moi, hoping that one day he would return home, a wish that never was. Moi sent a doctor to look after her few days to her death.
While the state maintained that she lived a modest life, sources said she lived a normal life of a rural woman. When she died, the burial committee said she would be buried in Sacho, a place where they first settled with Moi.
But her eldest brother William Bomett, reportedly opposed the plans, terming the place as ‘bushy’. He threatened to bury her at Kabimoi before Moi decided to have her resting in Kabarak, where she had never visited.