Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Kaguchia, has encouraged the funeral committee of former President Mwai Kibaki to convey his body by road so that people can pay their final respects to him.
People who were unable to go to Nairobi, according to Kaguchia, will be denied the opportunity to pay their last respects because of the body's transportation via air.
A journey through Nyeri town, Kibaki's hometown, was suggested by the speaker, who urged the committee to do so in order to allow the people to grieve properly. His words indicate that a greater number of people, particularly those from Nyeri, where the former president was born, will get their final opportunity to express their gratitude to him.
At the county assembly meeting held on Tuesday, the speaker announced that a meeting for members of the county assembly would be held on Thursday to commemorate the pleasant times spent with the late mzee.
As an added bonus, he vowed to submit a proposal to the committee tasked with preparing Mwai's funeral, urging them to take his agenda into consideration.
According to Kaguchia, the Nyeri people should have been given an opportunity to participate in the preparations for Kibaki's burial, which will take place on Saturday.
A new administration is expected to be formed following elections on August 9th, which are now taking place.
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