[PHOTOS] Kibaki's body viewing exercise ends

A state funeral will be held in honour of Kibaki at Nyayo Stadium on Friday.

In Summary

• The former President's body has been lying-in-State at parliament buildings for the past three days, as is tradition for former heads of state.

Members of the Public queue to view the body of the late retired President Mwai Kibaki lying in State at the Parliament building on April 27,2022.
Members of the Public queue to view the body of the late retired President Mwai Kibaki lying in State at the Parliament building on April 27,2022.
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Thousands of Kenyans on Wednesday queued to view the body of retired President Mwai Kibaki in parliament as today marks the last day of public viewing.

The viewing of the former Head of State's body began on Monday with a procession that was led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and first lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Kibaki's death was announced by President Kenyatta on Friday, April 22.

The former President's body has been lying-in-State at parliament buildings for the past three days, as is tradition for former heads of state.

A state funeral will be held in honour of Kibaki at Nyayo Stadium on Friday. 

The government has asked Kenyans who plan to attend the state funeral to be time conscious. 

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i said all members of the public must be seated by 8 am before the arrival of the body at the Nyayo National Stadium.

"This is a ceremony that involves a lot of people and we don't want anyone to be inconvenienced," Matiang'i said.

A vendor sell tags bearing Portraits of the late retired President Mwai Kibaki lying in state at the Parliament building for public viewing on April 27,2022.
A vendor sell tags bearing Portraits of the late retired President Mwai Kibaki lying in state at the Parliament building for public viewing on April 27,2022.
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An elderly woman is consoled by Redcross official after after viewing the body of the late retired president Mwai Kibaki lying in State at the Parliament building on April 27,2022.
An elderly woman is consoled by Redcross official after after viewing the body of the late retired president Mwai Kibaki lying in State at the Parliament building on April 27,2022.
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A woman is consoled by Redcross official after after viewing the body of the late former president Mwai Kibaki lying in State at the Parliament building on April 27,2022.
A woman is consoled by Redcross official after after viewing the body of the late former president Mwai Kibaki lying in State at the Parliament building on April 27,2022.
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The National Assembly sergeants at Arm pay their last respect at the body of the late retired Kenya President Mwai Kibaki lying in state at the Parliament building for public viewing on April 27,2022.
The National Assembly sergeants at Arm pay their last respect at the body of the late retired Kenya President Mwai Kibaki lying in state at the Parliament building for public viewing on April 27,2022.
Image: ENOS TECHE