Former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi passed on early morning of 4th February 2020 at the age of 95 years according to a presidential proclamation made from Nairobi’s Statehouse.
President Uhuru termed the late Daniel Arap Moi as a Great African Statesman, as he spent almost his entire adult life serving Kenya and Africa in a number of capacities.
In honour of the life and times of the deceased former President Moi, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta in his official capacity made a few declarations to be observed during the mourning and burial of the late Mzee Daniel Moi.
Among them is that the Republic’s national flag shall be flown at half-mast from dawn on 4th February, 2020 until sunset on the day of the funeral at all High Commissions, Embassies, Consulates, Diplomatic Offices and other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad.
This shall also be observed in Kenya at State House, State Lodges, all Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and however elsewhere throughout the Republic of Kenya.
The country is also observing a period of national mourning from today till the day of late Mzee’s burial.
“The Late Daniel Moi shall be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed” the presidential proclamation declared.
This will be extra ordinary as it will be the second funeral of a former president in Kenya and it is expected to attract mourners not only in Kenya or Africa alone but also from around the world.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the nation once he returns from his trip from the US which he had left for a few hours before the Late Mzee Moi passed on.