Nairobi, KENYA: The body of the late Mama Lucy Kibaki arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi Sunday morning from London;where she had passed on Tuesday morning.
The plane that also had members of the Kibaki family led by Jimmy Kibaki, touched down at JKIA shortly after 5am.
Hundreds of mourners also braved the early morning chill and rainfall and turned up at the airport to receive the departed First Lady.
Former president Kibaki was received by President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and several other government officials.
A short prayer was conducted for the late Lucy Kibaki, presided over by Father Dominic Wamugunda before the body was taken to Lee Funeral Home.
Mama Lucy died in Bupa Hospital, London, on Tuesday having been transferred there from Nairobi for further treatment after being hospitalized for some time at hospitals in Nairobi.
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