In Summary
  • The Head of State will address the public in Gusii Stadium, after giving his speech to mark the International Youth Day to be held in Kisii County.

  • It will be the first time President Kenyatta will be visiting the region, after what has been a political lull following his handshake with Mr Odinga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Sunday address his first public rally in Nyanza since his historic March 9 deal with opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The Head of State will address the public in Gusii Stadium, after giving his speech to mark the International Youth Day to be held in Kisii County.

Public Service Cabinet Secretary Prof Margaret Kobia confirmed that the President will attend the youth meeting, the seventh in a series of activities that started on Monday.

“After the youth-only meeting, the Head of state will address a public rally at Gusii stadium,” Kisii Deputy governor Joash Maangi told the Nation on Thursday.

POLITICAL LULL

It will be the first time President Kenyatta will be visiting the region, after what has been a political lull following his handshake with Mr Odinga.

President Kenyatta is expected to address the more than 2,000 youth from 47 counties, with at least 1,000 of them drawn from Kisii, and who have held weeklong events to commemorate the International Youth Day.

Mr Maangi said a team from the national government is already in town to ensure everything runs smoothly.

SAFE SPACES

The county will be hosting the International Youth Day on Sunday at the Gusii Stadium; this is part of global events under the United Nations to address challenges facing the youth in the world.

This year’s theme is ‘Safe Spaces for the Youth’, a discussion on how young people can come together and discuss problems affecting the society as well as allowing them to be part of mainstream decision-making.

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