Kenyans to view body of country’s third President Mwai Kibaki

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Kenyans will from Monday view the body of the country’s third President Mwai Kibaki who will lie in state at parliament buildings in Nairobi until Wednesday this week, ahead of his burial on Saturday.

Kibaki who died last week at the age of 90, led the country between 2003 and 2013.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the country in viewing the remains of his predecessor on Monday morning.

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After which, members of the public will be allowed to pay their last respects to Kibaki.

His remains will be escorted to parliament by the military in a carriage travelling a distance of about four kilometres from the funeral home to Parliament.

On Wednesday, the remains will be returned to the funeral home until Friday, when a funeral service will be held in his honour in Nairobi.

He will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a message of condolence to Kenyans following the passing of Kibaki, describing him as a reformist who stood up for democracy.

Ramaphosa played a key role in mediating for an end to the country’s 2007/8 political violence following Kibaki’s disputed poll win.

The video below is an update from Kenya by SABC News correspondent Sarah Kimani: