• 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.

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Kibaki cortege leaving Lee Funeral Home
Image: Ezekiel Aminga

Kenyans are expected to be seated by 8am on Friday at the Nyayo National stadium as they wait to bid farewell to their third president Mwai Kibaki.

In the programme seen by the Star, the solemn procession will depart from the State House at 9:00am heading to Nyayo Stadium.

Dignitaries will be expected to be seated by 10am.

This includes; Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Principal Secretaries,Members of the Judicial arm of the government among others.

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

At 10:20, heads of State are expected to arrive as President Uhuru Kenyatta and the First Lady Margaret 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 first line in the State reception of the funeral procession.

At 10:50am, 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 11:00am 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 1:00pm.

The parade will retreat at 2:00pm 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 States. 

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

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Kibaki's funeral plan
Image: Courtesy
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