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Jamhuri Day: DP. Ruto yet to confirm his attendance

President Uhuru Kenyatta will this morning lead Kenyans in marking this year’s Jamhuri Day at Nyayo stadium.

The President’s speech is expected to focus on myriad issues key among them the Covid-19 pandemic, the health workers strike and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) with campaigns for the bill in top gear.

The country is grappling increased infections with Governors urging President Uhuru Kenyatta to impose a lockdown during the Christmas and New Year festivities.

As is the tradition, mass travels are expected from next week as the festive season begins.

It is a Jamuhuri Day like no other as there will be no other celebrations held in other parts of the country to read the president’s speech, due to Covid-19 public gatherings restrictions.

Other sources reported that the Deputy President had not confirmed his attendance to the function as at today by 8:00am.

Considering the current tensed relationship between DP and the president, he might as well consider taking part from a distance as have been witnessed in other functions.

It was however confirmed that the DP was issued with a memo to make a technical appearance because it is his constitutional mandate to back up the president in such functions.

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