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KDF Takes Control of Lee Funeral Home Following Mzee Moi’s Death

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KDF Soldiers at Lee Funeral Home [Courtesy]

(KDRTV) – All roads leading to the Lee Funeral Home have been closed, as the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has taken over the facility following the death of former President Daniel Moi.

Mzee Moi’s body was taken to the facility a few minutes after 8 AM. This was after he passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Only Moi’s family members were allowed to access the facility.

Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathathe and his deputy are some of the notable state officials who are present at Lee.

Pallbearers from the Kenya Military Police are also at the facility and are expected to take charge of the preparation of the body.

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Earlier on, Moi’s son, Gideon Moi announced that the family had accepted the fact that Mzee was gone.

“…we have accepted. But mine is just to give my heartfelt gratitude to Kenyans.. thank you and may God bless you…” he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Moi would be accorded a state funeral, and this could explain the presence of heavy security at Lee. The public was also not allowed to access The Nairobi Hospital.

Read Also: My Dad Passed Away Peacefully- Emotional Gideon Moi Tells Kenyans

Several Kenyans, led by ODM leader Raila Odinga have paid tribute to the former President.

 

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