Preparations for this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations to be held at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi are on course.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho who is also the National celebration committee chairman said more than 20,000 guests are expected to attend the fete tomorrow.
The Mashujaa Day will be the first publicly marked holiday celebration under the administration of President William Ruto.
The day is also expected to be marred with a lot of anticipation as exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna is expected to return to Nairobi after spending five years away in Toronto, Canada.
The event will be at the venue which Ruto blasted former President Uhuru Kenyatta for spending Sh15 billion on its renovation.
He said that the project was unbudgeted for and had gobbled up Sh100 billion and spiraled the country’s debt burden.
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Ruto modifies his official flag a month after swearing-in
President William Ruto has modified his official flag, a month after unveiling a yellow standard during his inauguration ceremony at Kasarani stadium.
The yellow standard that was unveiled during his inauguration at Kasarani stadium a month ago now has a green outline.
Every other flag component has remained as it was before, consisting of a black wheelbarrow, two crossed spears and a shield in the Kenyan flag’s colours.
DCI Officers Admit that Dp Gachagua’s Case Was Fabricated, Reveal Who gave Them Instructions
The 7 billion graft case against the now Deputy President has remained a matter of national discussion as many of his opponents believed he was not fit to lead the country in his capacity.
Dp Gachagua on the other hand maintained that the case was politically driven and went ahead to reveal that some of his 200 million Kenyan shillings had been frozen. He occasionally mentioned that his support for President Ruto irked many people including former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
A few days ago, the court granted the prosecutor three weeks to re-organize the case before giving direction. The three-week period will end on November 21, just before the case heads for trial.
Ruto’s Cabinet nominees face baptism by fire
Some of President William Ruto’s nominees to the Cabinet yesterday had a difficult time fending off integrity allegations against them when they appeared before the parliamentary committee tasked to vet them.
Only Interior and National Administration nominee, Prof Kithuri Kindiki, escaped the terse grilling unscathed. Kindiki, a close ally of the President, was a Senator in the last Parliament and narrowly lost in the race to be Ruto’s running mate.
The National Treasury nominee, Prof Njuguna Ndung’u, was hard pressed to defend himself over his performance during his tenure as the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) governor.