Moi to be laid to rest on Wednesday

Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, will be honored with a state funeral on February 11, the government said today.

Moi died on February 4 aged 95.

Moi’s body will lie in state for public viewing from Saturday until Monday, before a memorial service on Tuesday in the Nyayo national stadium in the capital Nairobi, officials said.

His body will be buried the next day in his home area of Kabarak, 220 kilometers (135 miles) northwest of Nairobi.

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