The late President Daniel arap Moi, who died early on Tuesday morning in Nairobi, will be accorded a state funeral.
While announcing Moi’s death, President Uhuru Kenyatta also said full military honours will be rendered during the funeral whose date is yet to be announced.
“Under the authority vested in me as the President of the Republic of Kenya and the Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, do hereby order and direct that the Late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi shall be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed,” President Kenyatta said a Presidential Proclamation.
State funerals usually include pomp and ceremony as well as religious overtones and distinctive elements of military tradition.
Generally, state funerals are held to involve the public in a national day of mourning.
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