• At least ten heads of state and government are expected to jet into the country to attend the service, which will be conducted between 10 am and 2 pm.

• The service will be led by Arch Bishop Philip Anyolo who will be assisted by assisted by Bishop Martin Kivuva.

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

The funeral procession of the late President Mwai Kibaki has arrived at Nyayo stadium.

The body draped in the Kenyan flag arrived at the venue of the funeral service at 10:30 am.

The State funeral procession and military gun carriage marched as they escorted the body into the stadium as the Kenya Defence Forces music band belted melodious tunes.

arriving at Nyayo Stadium
Kibaki's body arriving at Nyayo Stadium
Image: Enos Teche

Troops in line proceeded to the altar.

The cortege was escorted by troops from the Kenya Defence Forces for the six-kilometer journey.

The troops marched on foot the entire six kilometers.

Security is tight at Nyayo National stadium, the venue of the state funeral service.

At least ten heads of state and government are expected to attend the funeral service, which will be conducted between 10 am and 2 pm.

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

that will be conducting Kibaki's funeral service
The clergy that will be conducting Kibaki's funeral service
Image: Enos Teche

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.

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