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President Kenyatta declares a period of national mourning following Moi’s death

By GISTIN ANGARUKIREMU

Tuesday February 4, 2020

 

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared a period of mourning following the death of Former President Dan Arap Moi.

The mourning period is set to last till his burial that will take place on a date yet to be communicated.

Moi passed away on Tuesday morning.


The shocking news was confirmed by President Kenyatta in a a presidential proclamation.

“It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of a Great African Statesman, H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, the second President of the Republic of Kenya…,” reads part of the proclamation.


Kenyatta also revealed that the deceased Moi would be offered a State funeral with all appropriate civilian and full military honors being rendered and observed.

On top of that, the Flag of the Republic of Kenya is to be flown at half-mast at State House, State Lodges, all public buildings, public grounds, all military bases, posts and stations and on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya.


Kenya's national flag shall also be flown at half-mast at all High Commissions, Embassies, Consulates, Diplomatic Offices and other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad until the day of his burial.