Madaraka day venue change over spike in Covid-19 infection in Kisumu

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President Kenyatta meets leaders from Luo Nyanza ahead of Madaraka day celebration. PHOTO/ COURTESY

KISUMU – The venue for the celebration of this year’s Madaraka day could change over the soaring number of Covid-19 infections in Kisumu.

Reports indicate the government is mulling over changing the venue from Jomo Kenyataa International Stadium in Mamboleo to the Kisumu State Lodge.

While addressing the media on Saturday, the state House spokesperson Kanze Dena said talks were on between the Ministry of Health, Kisumu County Commissioner and Governor Anyang Nyong’o to decide the location.

Dena said President Uhuru Kenyatta was expected to land in the Lake side city tomorrow for a three-day state visit accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

President Uhuru is expected to officially launch the revamped Kisumu port and the Uhuru business market which was constructed to accommodate traders who were displaced from Kibuye market to pave way for it to be built to an ultra-modern market.

He will be joined by several National and Regional leaders among them Opposition Leader Raila Odinga, Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o among others.

The President of the Republic of Burundi His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye will also arrive in Kisumu City on Monday, 31st May 2021 to start of his two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya and will join President Kenyatta during his tour of the various National Government Projects in Nyanza Region.

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