Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will Tuesday represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the state funeral for former Kenyan President, Daniel Arap Moi, in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.
Moi, who passed on February 4 at the age of 95, ruled Kenya for 24 years from 1978 to 2002.
A statement by the vice president’s spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo would join African heads of states and other world leaders expected at the funeral scheduled to hold at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.
Akande said the vice president, who would be accompanied on the trip by senior government officials, left for Nairobi Monday and was expected back in Nigeria later Tuesday.
The statement read: “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the State Funeral for former President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya, in Nairobi tomorrow.
“Moi who died on Tuesday, 4th February, aged 95, was the second and longest-serving President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002.
“Prof. Osinbajo would be joining other African Heads of State and world leaders expected at the occasion scheduled to hold at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.
“The Vice President, who would be accompanied on the trip by senior government officials, leaves for Nairobi today and is expected back in Nigeria later tomorrow, 11th February, 2020.”