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Raila views Moi’s body and meets retired president’s family – VIDEO

By Amina Wako February 10th, 2020 1 min read

ODM leader Raila Odinga has viewed the body of the late President Daniel arap Moi, which is laying in state at Parliament buildings in Nairobi.

Odinga arrived at Parliament buildings at 2:25pm accompanied by his wife Ida and son Raila Junior.

The Odingas viewed Moi’s body at exactly 2:30pm before preceding to meet the late president’s immediate family, led by Rongai MP Raymond Moi and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

During the brief viewing moment, Odinga stood solemnly, took off his hat and gently waved a black fly whisk twice over Moi’s body.

“On behalf of the Odinga family and my family I would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the family for the loss of Mzee,” Odinga told the grieving Moi family.

He describe Moi as a freedom fighter who was among the first Kenyans to be appointed to the Legislative Council of Kenya (Legco).


“I have known him for a long time and he has done a lot for this country,” said Odinga.

Last week when Moi died, the ODM leader was in Washington attending the National Prayer Breakfast meeting.

From the US, Odinga flew straight to the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Odinga is expected to be among the VIP dignitaries who will attend Mzee Moi’s memorial service on Tuesday at the Nyayo National Stadium.