On the last day of public viewing of former President Mwai Kibaki’s remains, hundreds of Kenyans have flocked to the Parliament buildings to pay their respects.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta led Kenyans in paying their respects to his remains at Parliament on Monday, ahead of a state requiem service on Friday and a burial in Othaya on Saturday, April 30.
Thousands of Kenyans have visited Parliament to pay their respects to the former president’s remains and express their sorrow to his family.
The state funeral committee inaugurated a virtual condolence website, mwaikibaki.go.ke, yesterday for anyone seeking to submit condolences from all over the world.
Mr Charles Okumu, the keeper of the Kenya National Archives, is recording the events on behalf of the government for future preservation.
“I have come here officially to pick primary source of information for the Kenya Archives. The images will be a reminder of the events happening now to our future generations,” he said.
Later today, members of Parliament will hold a special session to pay tribute to the former President.
The session would allow parliamentarians to pay tribute to the former President, who served as a Member of Parliament for 50 years, initially in Nairobi’s Donholm (now Makadara) and then in Othaya in 1974.