As the country continues mourning the late second president of Kenya, Daniel Moi, the burial committee, spearheaded by the government, is in the last stages of preparing his final resting place at Kabarak.
In honour of his wish, during his former wife, Lena’s burial in 2004, Moi is set to be laid to rest next to her, in his home at Kabarak.
The couple divorced in 1974, having borne eight children.
In photos seen by Opera News, Moi’s grave is already prepared next to Lena’s, with the concreting process almost done.
His burial will be held on Wednesday, after a memorial service in Nairobi on Tuesday, at the Nyayo National Stadium.
According to the deceased leader’s family, the final burial rites for Moi will be a private affair, but the funeral service at Kabarak University will be televised.
”At the Kabarak Home, when the body will be lowered into the grave, the family has asked we should not be there,” the family’s Information Secretary said on Friday.
The body of Moi, who died aged 95, will once again be taken to Parliament on Monday for the final day of public body viewing, before the Nyayo Stadium service on Tuesday.
Leaders, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, and former President Mwai Kibaki have already paid their last respects to the fallen politician.
ODM leader Raila Odinga was unable to attend the body-viewing event, since he is currently attending an African Union summit in Ethiopia.