• The mass will end at 2:00 pm.

• The dignitaries will leave alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta 10 minutes after the event ends.

Nyayo Stadium
Kibak's body arriving Nyayo Stadium
Image: Enos Teche

The mass for the late President Mwai Kibaki is currently going on at Nyayo Stadium. The late Kibaki will be buried tomorrow at his home in Othaya, Nyeri county.

The event has attracted people from all walks of life. Among those are dignitaries from neighboring countries.

The dignitaries present include

South Sudan President Salva Kiir,

Ethiopian President Sahle Work Zewde.

Ugandan Vice President Jessica Alupo.

Tanzanian Vice President Philip Mpango

Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.

Rwanda Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente

Former Malawi President Joyce Banda.

Check out the list below;

attending Kibaki's state funeral
The list of dignitaries attending Kibaki's state funeral
Image: The-star

Guests arriving at Nyayo stadium were seated by 8:00 am on Friday.

In the program seen by the Star, the solemn procession departed from the State House at 9:00 am heading to Nyayo Stadium. Dignitaries were expected to be seated by 10 am.

These included; Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Principal Secretaries, and Members of the Judicial arm of the government among others.

Deputy President William Ruto was expected to arrive at 10:10 am.

At 10:20, heads of State are expected to arrive and President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret are expected to arrive at 10:30 am.

At the same time, The National Anthem and East Africa Community (E.A.C) Anthem will be sung.

The Guards of Honor(Troops-in-line) will be in the first line in the State reception of the funeral procession.

At 10:50 am, the casket will be received at the altar where Uhuru, the Chief of Defence Forces, Vice Chief of Defence Forces, and the Special Victims Counsel will witness the mounting of the casket on the catafalque.

it is here that the visiting Heads of State will pay their last respects to Kibaki.

The service will start at 11:00 am with a requiem Mass in celebration of the Life of Kibaki by Arch Bishop Philip Anyolo.

He will be assisted by Bishop Martin Kivuva. Tributes from the attendees will be received at 1:00 pm.

The parade will retreat at 2:00 pm and at the same time, the National Anthem will be sung.

Uhuru will depart from Nyayo Stadium 10 minutes later together with the visiting Heads of State. 

President Kibaki will be laid to final rest on Saturday, April 30 in his Othaya Residence, Nyeri.

Watch: President Mwai Kibaki's body viewing at Parliament buildings

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