Speaking during a press release in Nakuru on 10th February 2020, Rift Valley Regional Coordinator George Natembeya gave updates on the preparations for Mzee Moi’s burial ceremony. In the press release, the coordinator mentioned that the First 30000 People to Be Given Goodies. This of course refers to the people who are going to arrive at the Kabarak University grounds on Wednesday, February 12.
The goodies spoken of include soda, bread and water. George went on to say that free transport shall be availed for those willing to attend Mzee Moi’s burial from Nakuru town to Kabarak. Also, He pointed out there will be no VIP area for those attending adding that everyone will be treated the same since every Kenyan is mourning the death of Mzee Moi. The first batch of 30,000 attendees would be provided with seats.
“There will be some snacks for the first 30,000 people. They will receive free soda, bread, water and a burial program for the day’s event. They will also be allocated a place to sit. There will be no dignitaries at the burial ceremony and therefore everyone who will show up will be regarded as a mourner…The earlier you come the better,” stated Natembeya.
Abide by traffic rules
In addition, Ntambeya went on to say that screens will be mounted at Nakuru Afraha Stadium to stream the event for those who will not be able to go to Kabarak. In conclusion, he warned motorists to obey all the traffic rules especially those using Nairobi-Nakuru Highway and other subsequent routes associated with the state burial.
He stated that security would be heightened and motorists who flout traffic rules would have their cars seized. Meanwhile, Kenyans continue to troop in Nairobi’s streets to view the body of the country’s late former President which is lying-in-state at Parliament Buildings. The remains of Mzee Moi were brought at Parliament Buildings today from Lee Funeral Home for the third day for public viewing.