• As Kibaki lays in Lee Funeral Home, President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered that, "the Nation will observe a period of national mourning from today until sunset of the day of his interment."

ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi.
ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi.
Image: Emmanuel Wanson

Hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the sombre news of the death of the third Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki, he visited the Lee Funeral home to pay tribute.

Uhuru's motorcade arrived at the funeral home which is heavily guarded by military officials. Only specific people are allowed into the premises.

After paying his tribute, Uhuru left in the afternoon.

Ex-prime minister Raila Odinga also paid his respects and left without addressing the media who are stationed outside the establishment.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu addressed the media as she gave her condolences on the passing on of President Kibaki.

Ngilu told the members of the fourth estate that Kenya had lost a transformational leader. She said she worked under Kibaki as then a minister for 10 years.

Ngilu said Kibaki was instrumental in bringing millions of Kenyans from the poor living standards through his transformational leadership.

She said, "Internationally Kibaki was very well known so I know the pain and the shock that we have all gone through and the family has gone through, we pray to God to give them strength and fortitude to bear the pain of losing their loved one."

Others who have arrived to pay their last respects in person include Maina Kamanda, Beatrice Elachi and Edwin Sifuna.

Check out the photos from Lee Funeral Home taken by team beard gang Douglas Okiddy and the hawk eyed Fredrick Omondi.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs.
Image: Fredrick Omondi
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs.
Image: Fredrick Omondi
ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi.
ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi.
Image: Emmanuel Wanson
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs.
Image: Fredrick Omondi
Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

As Kibaki lays in Lee Funeral Home, President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered that, "the Nation will observe a period of national mourning from today until sunset of the day of his interment."

Adding that Kibaki shall be accorded a State Funeral, with full Military Honours and Protocols being rendered and observed and the Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House and all Kenyan Diplomatic Missions, Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts, and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and elsewhere throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya; from today until sunset on the day of his interment."

Also, the President, the Deputy-President, the Chief Justice, Cabinet Secretaries, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Speaker of the Senate, Kenya’s Diplomats abroad and whomsoever else is so authorized by law, shall not fly the national flag on their official motorcade from today until sunset on the day of his interment.

A GSU personnel keep vigil at the Residence of former President Mwai Kibaki in Muthaiga, there is no activity taking place there.
A GSU personnel keep vigil at the Residence of former President Mwai Kibaki in Muthaiga, there is no activity taking place there.
Image: Fredrick Omondi
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