Mourners in Kenya to view ex-president Kibaki’s body

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Mourners are gathering at Kenya’s parliament to view the body of the country’s third post-independence President Mwai Kibaki, who died last week at the age of 90.

Kibaki’s casket, draped in the national flag, was earlier in the morning escorted by a military procession to parliament where it will lie in state from Monday to Wednesday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to preside over the public viewing at parliament.

Kenya’s parliament which is currently on recess will have a special sitting on Wednesday to pay tribute to Kibaki.

President Kenyatta declared a mourning period until Kibaki’s burial, with flags flying at half-mast.

The late president will be given a state funeral with full military honours.

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