African Presidents, Global Dignitaries attend former Kenyan President’s Burial Service

 

A number of African Presidents are attending the burial service for late former Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki.

The burial service is taking place today, Friday,  April 29, 2022, in Nairobi, the national capital of Kenya.

Among the African heads of state attending the burial service are: South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde.

Several global dignitaries are also attending the state burial for the late leader of the East African Nation.

Mr. Kibaki passed away a week ago aged 90. His burial service is being held at the Nyayo National Stadium in the capital Nairobi.

His body was laid in state at the Parliament of Kenya for three days, with Kenyans queueing to pay him their last respect.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government have declared Friday as a public holiday in a bid to allow Kenyans to mourn their late President and also attend his burial.

Key roads in Nairobi have been closed to allow free movement to the burial ground.

Mr Kibaki served as the third president of Kenya near the end of 2002, until 2013.

He is to be buried at his home in Central Kenya on Saturday, April 30.