On Tuesday, October 20, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hosted various leaders at the Kisii County Commissioner's residence.
The distinguished guests were invited to a State Luncheon to commemorate the Mashujaa Day celebrations. The event held in Kisii attracted hundreds as Kenyans marked the historic event.
Deputy president William Ruto and the second lady Mama Rachel Ruto were also in attendance. Others were present included former Prime MInister Raila Odinga among other dignitaries.President Uhuru Kenyatta (center) along with invited guests.PSCU
Chief Justice David Maraga, and both Speakers of the National Assembly and Senate, Justin Muturi Ken Lusaka respectively, also graced the occasion.
"President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta host leaders and invited guests to a State Luncheon at the Kisii County Commissioner's residence as part of this year's #MashujaaDay celebrations. #MimiNiShujaa," read the State House Official Twitter account.Royal Media journalists Lulu Hassan and Fred Machoka talking to President Uhuru.PSCU
Royal Media journalists Lulu Hassan and Fred Machoka were also spotted sharing a word with the Head of State during the Luncheon.
The Head of State during his speech urged Kenyans to focus on the true meaning behind the national day.
"This day, the 20th of October, was set aside by our forefathers because there is no country without a history. And there is no history without heroes. The day was also set aside to remind us that history is not just about the past. Our history is actually a torch that blazes a trail into the future as well. And that is why I invite you, today, to reflect with me on the heroes and the heroines that defined our nationhood," Uhuru said.Bishop Joseph Okemwa (center) and President (left) along with other notable guests.PSCU
He also emphasized on the importance of unity despite all of us coming from diverse backgrounds
"This question of “us” versus “them” must come to an end. And as we exercise our democratic rights, it must never again be at the expense of our diversity. The cardinal principle must always be our unity in diversity," he stated.
The President was also the first Kenyan to receive the highly anticipated Huduma Namba Card during the Mashujaa Day fete.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i introduced the first Huduma Card and presented it to the Head of State and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret display new Huduma Cards at Gusii Stadium on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
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