Kenya to hold Queen Elizabeth II’s memorial service

Kenya to hold Queen Elizabeth II’s memorial service

By Peter Ochieng 

Kenya will hold Queen Elizabeth II’s memorial service on Sunday, September 18, a day before she is laid to rest.

The service will be held at the All Saints’ Cathedral ACK Church in Nairobi, arising from the collaboration between the Church and the British High Commission in Kenya.

According to a statement from All Saints’ Cathedral, the service will be held at the main Sanctuary, starting 3 pm.

“We welcome you to the memorial service for Her Majesty. This will also be live on All Saints’ Cathedral YouTube and Facebook pages,” reads the statement.

Various government officials are expected to attend the service, which will see them sign the condolence book.
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 08, 2022, aged 96 years old. She will be buried on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Windsor Castle, Britain.

Hundreds of world leaders are expected to attend her burial. Here is a list of those expected to be in attendance:

1. Joe Biden – President, United States of America

2. Cyril Ramaphosa – President, South Africa

3. Sergio Mattarella – President, Italy

4. Frank-Walter Steinmeier – President, Germany

5. Isaac Herzog – President, Israel

6. Recep Tayyip Erdogan – President, Turkey

7. Jair Bolsonaro – President, Brazil

8. Emmanuel Macron – President, France

9. Felipe IV – King, Spain

10. Queen Margrethe – Denmark

12. Willem Alexander – King, Dutch

13. Philippe – King, Belgium

14. Harald V – King, Norway

15. Abert II – Prince, Monaco

16. Naruhito – Emperor, Japan

17. Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister, Canada

18. Anthony Albanese – Prime Minister, Australia

18. Jacinda Arden – Prime Minister, New Zealand

19. Ranil Wickremesinghe – President, Sri Lanka

20. Frank Bainimarama – Prime Minister, Fiji

Russia President Vadmir Putin is among those not expected to attend the Queen’s burial, as a result of sanctions levelled against him and his administration after the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine, early this year.


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