Senator Gideon Moi Takes to The Streets, Thanking Kenyans For Mourning His Father

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi on Monday afternoon, 10th February, took to the streets of Nairobi to thank fellow Kenyans for turning up in large numbers to mourn his father, Mzee Daniel Moi.

Kenyans flocked to view Mzee Moi’s body at Parliament Buildings where it lay in state for three days – Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The public viewing of the body started on Saturday, 8th February to Monday, 10th February.

Long queues were witnessed during the three days, with some high-ranking dignitaries being among the people who viewed Mzee Moi’s body.

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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga was among the people who viewed Moi’s body on the last day.

However, a section of Kenyans on Twitter argued that Gideon’s decision to walk along the streets was part of the 2022 elections political strategy.

Those holding the view claim that Gideon wants Kenyans to view him as a humble person.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 11th February, a memorial service for Mzee Moi will be held at Nyayo National Stadium.

The day was declared a public holiday, with Kenyans being encouraged to attend to turn out and pay their last respects to Mzee Moi.

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The body will be flown to his Kabarak home in Nakuru County where it will be interred on Wednesday, 12th February.

Moi died on Tuesday morning, last week, at Nairobi Hospital where he had been hospitalised for 105 days.

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