Preparations for the final mass of the former president, the late Mwai Kibaki and a rest area in Othaya are well underway with the army taking over all the work.
At his home and at an accredited school in Othaya where a funeral service will be held, tents have been set up under heavy security guarded by Kenya Defense Forces officers.
Staff from the Ministry of Public Works have also been sent to the site to carry out construction and paving of roads leading to the Othaya area with a view to overcoming the fast-moving headline.
The late retired president who served as Kenya’s third president will be given a national funeral at Nyayo Stadium on Friday, a day before his body is flown to Othaya for his final rest.
The Nyeri County Assembly will hold a special session on Thursday in honor of Kibaki.
Speaking at a press conference, Chairman John Kaguchia said during the session they would invite Governor Mutahi Kahiga to address the county on Kibaki’s contribution to the county’s development as a politician.
“Thursday will be a great day for the people of Nyeri as we will be holding a special session in honor of Kibaki who is a son of Nyeri county and we must respect him in every way we will later light candles in the evening to recognize his contribution to the well. “Be of our county,” Kaguchia said.
Kaguchia however said the presidency board is expected to visit several towns in Nyeri County so that residents can pay their last respects to one of their sons.
“If the county must be allowed to care for our child, this can be achieved through its facilities in the county capitals as most people will not be able to travel to the city for its mass needs at Nyayo Stadium,” Kaguchia said.