In Summary
  • Painters, contractors and a team from the National Youth Service were among those doing different kinds of work at the home in Nakuru County.
  • One painter said they arrived as early as 7am, with instructions to paint the dais that will be used during a service.
  • Residents at Rafikis trading centre said they were happy with the preparations.
  • Some said they were amazed by the mourning traditions, including presentation of Moi's body at Parliament Buildings for public viewing.

The Kabarak home of former President Daniel arap Moi was a beehive of activities on Saturday as workers prepared for his burial this Wednesday.

Painters, contractors and a team from the National Youth Service were among those doing different kinds of work at the home in Nakuru County.

One painter said they arrived as early as 7am, with instructions to paint the dais.

The NYS team cleaned and inspected the home.

RESPECT

Residents found at Rafiki's trading centre said they were happy with the preparations.

Trader James Ngige said attention to detail demonstrated respect for the former head of state.

"I will close my business and attend the burial even if I will not access the main grounds," he said.

Moi burial preparations at Kabarak

Tents are pictured at former President Daniel arap Moi's home in Kabarak, Nakuru County, on February 8, 2020 ahead of his burial on February 12. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

AMAZEMENT

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