Kenya To Receive Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye

Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye will visit Kenya next week ahead of the latter’s commemoration of its self-rule since 1963.

Mr. Ndayishimiye will arrive in the country on Monday accompanied by First Lady of the Republic of Burundi, Angeline Ndayubaha, for their two-day state visit.

The Burundian Head of State would be the chief guest during the ceremony locally known as Madaraka Celebration slated for June 1 at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in the lakeside city of Kisumu.

Madaraka will be presided by his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta.  Reports from the State House, Nairobi, note that Kenyatta is expected in Kisumu on Sunday.

President Kenyatta is expected to tour the region on Sunday and Monday to inspect complete National Government projects, inspect ongoing initiatives, and launch new projects ahead of the mega event.

“On June 1 2021, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the Nation in marking the 59th Madaraka Day Celebrations at the new Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Mamboleo, Kisumu County,” a statement from State House reads.

Kenyans, in particular, Kisumu residents, have been urged to adhere to Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health.

“His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta would like to, once again, appeal to all Kenyans to continue observing the Covid-19 containment measures, even as they observe the 58th Madaraka Day Celebrations. The President particularly appeals to the passionate residents of Kisumu City to give the best account of themselves by avoiding situations that may compromise national efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic,” state the statement.

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