• A short requiem mass presided by the Catholic Church was then held to pray for the departed Head of State. 

• The retired President was dressed in a black suit with white stripes, black shoes, a white shirt, and a polka dot necktie.

lying in State
President Mwai Kibaki lying in State
Image: State House

The late President Mwai Kibaki is set to be laid to rest at his home in Othaya, Nyeri County on Saturday, April 30. 

On Monday morning, the first state event was held where President Kibaki's body was taken to Parliament Buildings. There, the deceased will lie in state and the public will be welcome to view and pay their last respects. 

A short requiem mass presided by the Catholic Church was then held to pray for the departed Head of State.  The clergy then blessed Kibaki's body and anointed his forehead with oil. 

The retired President was dressed in a black suit with white stripes, black shoes, a white shirt, and a polka dot necktie.

Here is an order of events leading to the burial of President Mwai Kibaki.

Events leading to the burial of former President Mwai Kibaki
Image: Trevor Obade

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