Embu town experienced stringent security measures as dignitaries arrived at Moi Stadium to celebrate the 60th Madaraka Day. The leaders, accompanied by chase cars and security personnel, made their way to the stadium in anticipation of the festivities. Among the notable figures in attendance were National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula, Senate counterpart Amason Kingi, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki, and Council of Governors Chairperson Ann Waiguru, who also serves as the Governor of Kirinyaga.
Additionally, notable individuals present included Tvet Principal Secretary Esther Mworia, Public Works Principal Secretary, Defense Principal Secretary, as well as Members of Parliament Ndidi Nyoro from Kiharu, Dennis Munene Igamba Ng’ombe, Manyatta MP Gitonga Mukunji, Makadara MP Jalang’o, and several other local leaders. The event is expected to draw approximately 10,000 attendees.
To accommodate the public, the gates of Moi Stadium were opened as early as 4 am, allowing people to find their seats well in advance of the celebrations. Importantly, this Madaraka Day marked William Ruto’s first since assuming the presidency the previous year.
Both the National Government and the Embu County authorities collaborated to ensure thorough preparations for this significant occasion.