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Madaraka Day should be virtual every year — Winnie Odinga

By Vincent Kejitan | May 27th 2020 | 1 min read

Winnie Odinga on Wednesday stated that national celebrations should be virtual every year, saying people no longer care.

Odinga further stated that times have changed and society should follow suit.

“It should be virtual every year nobody cares for those colonial ceremonies anymore

“You don't know what celebrations are. Speeches and plays were celebrations 54 years ago,” she said.

Adding: “The post office was also the most important form of communication then. Times change, seasons rearrange and so should society.”

Her sentiments did not go down well with some netizens who said the celebrations are an important part of history.

Madaraka Day is celebrated annually to mark the historic day in 1963 when Kenya attained internal self-rule from the British.

Kenya is set to celebrate the 57th Madaraka Day on Monday, June 1 2020, but Interior PS Karanja Kibicho has announced that it will be different from the previous years’.

Through a statement to newsrooms, Kibicho stated that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is impossible to have mass gatherings so the celebrations will be streamed through all media houses and social media platforms.

“The Ministry has put in place mechanisms for a virtual celebration of this year’s Madaraka Day that will be streamed through all media houses and social media platforms.

“The celebration will run from 0800hrs and will culminate in the live address by His Excellency the President from State House, Nairobi,” said Kibicho.

Kenyans have been urged to remain at home in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

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