Deputy President William Ruto has landed in Kisii county for today’s Mashujaa Day Celebrations.
Ruto was accompanied by his wife Rachael Ruto and was received by his close friend, Kisii county Deputy Governor Joash Maangi. Ruto, unlike other events where he could use government vehicles, planes, was on board his private chopper.
The second in command will be expected at the stadium at exactly 10:45 am, minutes before President Uhuru’s motorcade arrives.
During today’s celebrations, unlike the previous ones where several key personalities could be given a chance to speak, will be only graced by three key personalities.
According to the program, the first to speak will be Kisii county GovernorJames Ongwae, who will in turn invite Deputy President William Ruto to make his address.
Ruto will then invite President Uhuru to make his speech before concluding the celebrations. The brief program is a result of the Covid-19 restrictions and the regions whether patterns, where heavy rains are usually experienced in the afternoons.
According to the Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, some of the usual events that are normally being observed at the celebrations might be omitted.
“The usual hosting of crowds inside may not happen. The usual display of the kids and scouts, police…we may miss a bit of that as we observe the protocol but we will ensure that we give the celebrations here the dignity that Mashujaa Day and the Mshujaa of this country deserves,” Kibicho said.
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