At least seven bulls and 50 goats will be slaughtered as part of send-off ceremonies for Mzee Jackson Kibor.

The deceased will be buried on April 1 at his home near Kabenes in Uasin Gishu.

Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga and Kanu boss Godeon Moi are among dignitaries expected to attend the burial.

Kibor died last week aged 88 after a living a controversial public life.

He breathed his last at St Luke’s Orthopedic and Trauma Hospital.

The family said his death was as a result of a Covid-19 attack which weakened his lungs and other body organs.

As per his wish, Kibor will be buried next his first wife Mama Mary.

The family has been meeting at his homes in Eldoret to plan for the send-off.

One of his sons Philip Kimutai said his father had identified his burial site a few days before his death on March 18.

“Mzee had told us all his wishes including his the location of his grave and we will go by that strictly,” Kimutai said.

Although the family has been visited by many people including the high mighty, they said mzee told them not to seek any assistance for his burial.

“Our father was a man of the people so we will slaughter the bulls and goats to celebrate his life,” Kimutai said.

In his final years Kibor was associated with the famed ‘Men’s Conference’ where he was the chairman and the family said it will allow members of the ‘conference’ to participate in his funeral arrangements.

During the Valentine’s Day this year members of the ‘Men’s Conference’ members visited Kibor at his home but were not able to see him because he was ailing.

Kimutai said they will not limit the number of attendees at the burial because they want mzee to receive maximum respects from all those who loved him.

“He was highly respected and regarded by men all over and those who want to participate in the send off are highly welcome,”Kimutai said.