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No booze at Mama Lucy’s funeral, Kenyans told

05 May 2016, 21:35

Nairobi - Residents of Othaya, Nyeri County, in Kenya have been urged to keep away from alcohol during the funeral of the former first lady, Lucy Kibaki, on Saturday.

According to police, this would help portray a "good image" to dignitaries who would be visiting the county to pay homage to the late Mama Lucy.

Police told Daily Nation that anyone found drunk and disorderly near the burial site would be arrested.

Lucy Kibaki died last week on Tuesday at the Bupa Cromwell hospital in London where she was undergoing treatment.

Her requiem mass was held on Wednesday at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi, in a service attended by family members, public and leaders from across the political divide.

After the service, her remains were taken back to the Lee Funeral home.

She would be buried in Kibaki's rural home in Othaya according to Kikuyu traditions, Standard reported.

At least 20 000 guests including 1 000 dignitaries were expected at the funeral.

- News24


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