Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, has been declared a public holiday of general observance to enable Kenyans to pay their last respects to the late H.E. Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, C.G.H., Second President of the Republic of Kenya.

Joseph Kinyua, Head of Public Service, on Thursday, announced that Tuesday, February 11, 2020, has been declared a public holiday. He said that the day will be set aside to enable the public to mourn the late President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi and there will be a memorial service at Nyayo Stadium.

“In exercise of the powers conferred to me by Section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares Tuesday 11, 2020, to be a public holiday throughout Kenya in order to accord all Kenyans an opportunity to attend the national memorial service of the life f the late H.E Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi,” read the gazette notice.

Daniel Arap Moi was the second president of Kenya and the country’s longest-serving head of state, ruling from 1973 – 2002. Moi died on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi hospital.

Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said Thursday, “The full list of attendees will be announced in due course.” Moi, died on Tuesday aged 95. He will be buried at his Kabarak home in Nakuru County on Wednesday, February 12.

“Members of the public will view the body at Parliament Buildings and we have made arrangements with the security teams to allow as many people as possible while making sure that we avoid any commotion,” said Kinyua.

“In addition to other ways of remembering and honoring Mzee Moi, we encourage each and every Kenyan to plant a tree in his memory or undertake an act of benevolence for the neediest members of our society.”

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