Nyeri County Assembly Speaker John Kaguchia says that former President Mwai Kibaki’s body should be taken round several towns in Nyeri county, before the state burial set for Saturday.
Speaking Tuesday during a press conference outside his office, Kaguchia indicated that by doing this, the residents will have been allowed to honour their son.
The speaker said, “as a county, we must be allowed to honour our son, which can only be realized through stopovers in major towns in the county, since many people will not be able to travel to the city for his requiem mass at Nyayo stadium.”
He stated that the assembly will notify the National organising committee by way of writing their wishes to allow residents who will not make it to the final resting place bid their farewell to him.
He also said Nyeri County Assembly will hold a special sitting on Thursday this week as a way of honouring the late former president, during which they will invite Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga to address the county on former President Mwai Kibaki ‘s contribution to the county development as the senior-most politician.
“We must all honour the late former President Mwai Kibaki by all means,” said Kaguchia.
He also added that later in the evening they will light candles to recognize his contribution to the welfare of Kenya as well as consider having a condolence book in the house, where all including members of public will be allowed access and convey their condolences by way of writing.