Raila Finally Views Moi’s Body, Performs Mourning Ritual

African Union infrastructure envoy Raila Odinga has viewed the body of former President Daniel arap Moi at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi.

The ODM leader and former Prime Minister arrived at the venue on Monday afternoon accompanied by his wife Ida Odinga and son Raila Odinga Jr.

He viewed the body at exactly 2:30pm before meeting the former President’s immediate family, including Rongai MP Raymond Moi and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

While viewing the body, Raila performed a traditional Luo mourning ritual for the former Head of State.

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Raila stood solemnly, took off his hat and waved a black fly whisk twice over Moi’s body.

He had just arrived from Addis Ababa, where he had attended a two-day AU Summit.

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