Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto will be in Kisumu on June 1, to celebrate Madaraka day alongside Uhuru and Raila Odinga.
He is set to attend the 59 Madaraka day celebrations only, and not partake in the launching of projects with the handshake duo.
Emmanuel Talam, the Director of Communications at DP Ruto’s office said that the invitation was specific.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga arrived in Nyanza region earlier before DP Ruto’s arrival.
The duo started the tour on Sunday, May 30, where they went around the region launching projects.
On his first day of the visit in the region, Uhuru assured residents that his handshake with Raila was solid, and residents would realize its benefits through the projects launched.
“I am here to thank my brother [Raila]. And I thank him because we are standing together. From when we said we shall unite Kenyans, my brother has stood firm,” Uhuru said in Siaya county.
On Monday, preparations for the Madaraka Day fete were on high gear as Raila received Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who is a guest of honour at the event.
This will be the second time Ruto shares a podium with Uhuru after a long time.
Last Thursday, May 27, the two met at parliament buildings during the National prayer breakfast.
In the event, Ruto called on leaders to unite and put behind Tanga Tanga and BBI politics.
“Much has happened but as things stand today, there has been a stop to all political activities, and this is a sign that we need to listen to our religious leaders. The Tangatanga tours are not there and the reggae has also stopped,” he said.