• The clergy then blessed Kibaki's body and anointed his forehead with oil. 

• President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was accompanied by his wife Margaret lead the viewing of the body.

being taken to parliament
Mwai Kibaki's body being taken to parliament
Image: Ezekiel Aminga

The body of former President Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki was moved from the Lee Funeral to parliament today morning. 

At parliament, Kibaki's body will be lying in State, where government officials and members of the public will visit and pay their respects to the third President of Kenya.

Kibaki's body arrived at the National Assembly, followed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy, and other government officials. 

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 strips, black shoes, a white shirt, and a polka dot necktie.

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

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was accompanied by his wife Margaret lead the viewing of the body. He then took a photo with the family members beside President Kibaki's body. 

High-ranking generals from the Army then viewed Kibaki's body, followed by Deputy President William Ruto, Senate, and Parliament speakers, Chief Justice Martha Koome and her deputy Philomena Mwilu, Cabinet Secretaries, legislators, and members of the public.

Outside Parliament Buildings, many Kenyans were lined up, waiting keenly for an opportunity to view the body of the late president. 

Kibaki’s body will lie in state in the National Assembly from Monday, April 25th to Wednesday, April 27th.

On April 28, the body will lie at Lee Funeral Home before it is taken to State House on April 29th, and thereafter, a State funeral will be held at Nyayo National Stadium. 

He will then be laid to rest at his Othaya home on April 30th. 

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