In Pictures: Former president Mwai Kibaki’s final journey

The funeral procession of former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki departed  from Lee Funeral Home for State House, Nairobi where the body was received by President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta ahead of the State Funeral Service at Nyayo National Stadium.

 

The body of former President Mwai Kibaki was then received at State House, Nairobi by President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and the family of the departed former Head of State in an elaborate military ceremony led by Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.
The funeral cortege of former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki then departed State House, Nairobi for Nyayo National Stadium where the body of Kenya’s 3rd Head of State was received by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta at the start of the State Funeral Service.
The solemn procession of former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki’s funeral cortege marches through several Nairobi roads on its way to Nyayo National Stadium for the State Funeral Service.
Wananchi and leaders from all walks of life throng the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi City County for today’s State Funeral Service of His Excellency Emilio Mwai Kibaki, former President of the Republic of Kenya, who passed away on Friday last week aged 90 years.

 

The body of former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki is received at Nyayo National Stadium by President Uhuru Kenyatta in an elaborate military ceremony that included mounting of the Casket on the Catafalque.
As part of the elaborate reception, President Kenyatta led his visiting African counterparts Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), Salva Kiir (South Sudan) and Sahle Work-Zewde (Ethiopia) in paying their last respects to the departed former Head of State.
Vice-Presidents Constantino Chiwenga (Zimbabwe), Philip Mpango (Tanzania) and Jessica Alupo (Uganda) as well as former President of Malawi Joyce Banda also paid their final respects to the late President Mwai Kibaki.
Thousands of mourners, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, follow proceedings at the National Funeral Service of former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki at Nyayo National Stadium.
The Funeral Mass at the interfaith National Funeral Service was conducted by Archbishop Philip Anyolo, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi assisted by Archbishop Martin Kivuva, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa.
While retracing former President Kibaki’s 50-year public service journey, President Kenyatta outlined the former President’s public service exploits as a man, leader and visionary going into great detail to illustrate how he trailblazed in these areas
In his address, President Kenyatta eulogised the departed former Head of State as a hero of Kenya’s independence struggle saying President Kibaki was a modest person who excelled away from the glamor of publicity and public praise.
The former Head of State, who passed away on Friday last week aged 90 years, will be accorded a State Burial conducted by the Kenya Defence Forces on Saturday at his Othaya home in Nyeri County after a State Burial Service to be held at the Othaya Approved School Grounds.
  

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