Key opposition leaders including Azimio boss Raila Odinga have skipped this year’s Madaraka Day national celebrations at Moi Stadium Embu. During Ruto’s first national day fete on October 20, 2022 to mark Mashujaa Day, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was the only opposition leader who attended the celebrations held at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi.


LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga visits Kenya National House on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Imag


Days to the celebrations, Raila had left the country on October 16, 2022, and headed to India. This is however not the first time the opposition leaders have skipped such a key. Raila also skipped the Jamhuri Day fete on December 12, 2022, after jetting out of the country to the United States.



President William Ruto will lead the nation in marking the 60th Madarka Day.This is Ruto’s third time that he will be leading the country in marking National Day celebrations since he took office as President on September 13, 2022


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