Kenya is today celebrating 57 years of self-rule, in an event that will be held at the State House gardens in Nairobi.
The virtual nature of the national event is a result of the ban of public gatherings in efforts to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the country.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will be hosting 23 other leaders including the Deputy President William Ruto, Mama Rachel Ruto, and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Speaking during the event, DP Ruto said that the COVID-19 has posed the biggest challenge in the history of the country.
“We have had a journey of 57 years, and every government has had to tackle certain challenges. But not a single government was faced by such a challenge as we are currently facing,” said Ruto.
In his speech, DP Ruto was quick to assert that he has been working from home, a calculated one-phrase response to his critics.
” I remember the other day when I was working from home, I stretched my hand to greet my daughter,” said the Deputy President.
Other invited guests include:
- CoG Chairman – Wycliffe Oparanya.
- Former Vice President – Kalonzo Musyoka
- ANC Party Leader – Musalia Mudavadi
- COTU Secretary General – Francis Atwoli
- National Assembly Speaker – Justin Muturi
- Senate Speaker – Ken Lusaka
- Senate Majority Leader – Samuel Poghisio
- National Assembly Majority Leader – Aden Duale
- National Assembly Minority Leader – Junnet Mohammed
- Interior CS – Fred Matiangi
- Defense CS – Monica Juma
- Foreign Affairs CS- Rachel Omamo
- Agriculture CS – Peter Munya
- Information & Communications CS – Joe Mucheru
- Health CS – Mutahi Kagwe
- Nyandarua County Speaker
- Chief of Defense Forces
- Inspector-General of Police
- Chief Justice David Maraga
- Attorney General – Paul Kihara