Museveni, Kagame among presidents at Moi memorial service

Tuesday February 11 2020

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Military officers escort a gun carriage carrying the coffin of Kenya's former president Daniel arap Moi draped in the Kenya national flag, during a state memorial service in the capital Nairobi, on February 11, 2020. PHOTO | SIMON MAINA | AFP 

By The EastAfrican

Several African heads of state and dignitaries attended the funeral service of Kenya's former president Daniel Moi on Tuesday in the capital Nairobi.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta led citizens in mourning, as dignitaries also paid their respects when Moi's body arrived at the Nyayo national stadium.

Among the dignitaries present include East African presidents Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame, and former presidents.

Kenya's Interior Ministry previously said that at least 10 Heads of State would attend the burial at Moi's Kabarak home in the Rift Valley on Wednesday, but officials remained tight-lipped about who would attend the memorial service.

Here are the VIPs confirmed to be in attendance at Nyayo stadium, Nairobi, for Moi's last salute:

1. Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni

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2. Rwanda's president Paul Kagame

3. Djibouti's president Ismail Omar Guelleh

4. South Sudan's Salva Kiir

5. Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde

6. Tanzania's former president Benjamin Mkapa

7. Tanzania's former president Jakaya Kikwete

8. Delegation from the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

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