HUGE LOSS FELT

[PHOTOS] Raila, Ngilu visit Lee funeral home to view Kibaki's body

Kibaki served as the third president of the Republic of Kenya from 2002 to 2013.

In Summary

• Uhuru has declared a period of mourning, including the flying of flags at half-mast until a state funeral is held for Kibaki. 

• Kibaki served as the third president of the Republic of Kenya from 2002 to 2013.

ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Image: EMMANUEL WANSON

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu visited Lee funeral home to view former President Mwai Kibaki's body.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced the news of his death.

Kibaki served as the third president of the Republic of Kenya from 2002 to 2013.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on aged 90yrs on April 22, 2022.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on aged 90yrs on April 22, 2022.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

Uhuru has declared a period of mourning, including the flying of flags at half-mast until a state funeral is held for Kibaki. 

"The Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House and all Kenyan Diplomatic Missions, Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts, and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and elsewhere throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya; from today until sunset on the day of his interment," Uhuru stated in his address.

Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

A contingent of Kenya Defence Forces officers took charge of the Lee Funeral home where Kibaki's body will be preserved until his burial.

The presence of heavy security at the morgue saw Agwings Kodhek Road being closed and only selected users were allowed to pass.

The funeral home's gate was under tight security with only a few dignitaries tripping in to view Kibaki's body.

A GSU personnel keeps vigil at the Residence of former President Mwai Kibaki in Muthaiga on April 22, 2022. There is no activity taking place there.
A GSU personnel keeps vigil at the Residence of former President Mwai Kibaki in Muthaiga on April 22, 2022. There is no activity taking place there.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI
Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Military officials are seen at Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
ODM leader Raila Odinga at Lee Funeral home in Nairobi on April 22, 2022.
Image: EMMANUEL WANSON
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs on April 22, 2022.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu leaves Lee funeral where she had gone to console with the family on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on today aged 90yrs on April 22, 2022.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu address the media as she gives her condolences on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on aged 90yrs on April 22, 2022.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu address the media as she gives her condolences on the passing on of President Mwai Kibaki past on aged 90yrs on April 22, 2022.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI