President Uhuru Kenyatta, through Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe, has announced a number of changes to this year’s Jamuhuri Day celebrations.
According to Kiraithe the celebrations will take place on December 12th and will be tailored to meet the current political stalemate.
This is as even the National Super Alliance plans to hold a rally meant to swear in Raila Odinga as President.
Unlike in 2016 when President Kenyatta presided over the event at Nyayo Stadium, 2017 festivities will be held at the Moi Stadium Kasarani.
The celebrations will be conducted under a new theme aimed at fostering national unity.
“Being one of the most important dates on the country’s calendar, Kenyans are once again invited to rally in unity around the values of patriotism and moving the country forward in the spirit of Kenya Mbele,” said Kiraithe.
Mr Kiraithe outlined that the celebrations will still witness the marked by military and police parades, cultural songs and dances and the ceremonial raising of the Kenyan flag. Members of the public have been invited to the fete as gates will be opened at 7 a.m.
It will be the first State function President Kenyatta will preside over in his second term.