President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to address his first public rally in Nyanza since his historic handshake with NASA Leader Raila Odinga on March 9 2018. The Head of State will firstly hold a youth-only meeting and thereafter address the public in Gusii Stadium.
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.
“We will be celebrating #InternationalYouthDay this Sunday with an estimated 4000 youths in attendance. H.E. The President @UKenyatta our Chief Guest will hold a youth dialogue to address youth issues. I look forward to seeing you there.” she said in a tweet
We will be celebrating #InternationalYouthDay this Sunday with an estimated 4000 youths in attendance. H.E. The President @UKenyatta our Chief Guest will hold a youth dialogue to address youth issues. I look forward to seeing you there.#SpaceIkoSafeHusika#SafeSpaces4Youth pic.twitter.com/swaidLjfo5
— Professor Margaret Kobia (@CSMargaretKobia) August 9, 2018
President Kenyatta is expected to give a speech to mark the International Youth Day to be held in Kisii County. He will be addressing the more than 4,000 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.
Kisii county will be hosting the International Youth Day on Sunday at the Gusii Stadium as 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.
“Safe spaces such as civic spaces enable youth to engage in governance issues; public spaces afford youth the opportunity to participate in sports and other leisure activities,” says a statement on the theme, prepared by the UN Programme on Youth.