Just a day after a reconciliation handshake hike at Safaripark Hotel in Nairobi on Thursday, Government and the opposition family gathered today for a solidarity National Celebration to mark the 55th Madaraka day at Kinoru stadium in Meru County.
The celebration that rocked the airwaves with joy and reconciliation spirit, completely changed the narrative from a hot political hatred that had taken over this country for the past few months to Kenya is one and we are one people.
The former Prime minister and Opposition leader Raila Odinga filled the celebrations with laughter after narrating the painful journey to attaining self governance.
“50 years ago is when we celebrated our first Madaraka day. That day was in Nairobi and mzee Kenyatta stood and he spoke to Kenyans and said My brothers, time has come for us to start governing ourselves. It was a dengerous moment which many of you dont know” Said Raila.
The prime minister narrated how youths used to sing a sign of sending a signal for Kenyatta to be released from prison.
“Vuruta kamba twende lodwaaa, Vuruta kamba twende Lodwaaa, aaaa vuruta kamba twende lodwar” Sang Raila.
The public broke into laughter. Raila Odinga has promised to work with governmrnt in uniting Kenyans. Ealier this week, the fearless fighter said he wants to leave a legacy by turning Kenya into a better equal place for every citizen.