Kenyans unite as they celebrate President Kenyatta’s 59th birthday

Kenyans drawn from all spheres have taken time to send messages of goodwill to President Uhuru Kenyatta who turns 59. Led by Deputy President William Ruto, Kenyans particularly took to social media to wish the head of state a happy birthday, praying for happy returns as he leads the country.

Just as has been the case for the past couple of years, Ruto was amongst the foremost Kenyans to glamourize his boss’ special day.

This would set the pace as other leaders, from cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries, chief administrative secretaries, members of parliament, political party officials, and key private sector players amongst others, entered the fray in commemorating the anniversary.

Kenyans from all walks of life would not be left out of the occasion to convey their congratulatory messages to the commander in chief. Through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, wananchi gave president Kenyatta a pat on the back with a good number acknowledging his contribution to the country’s development.

Majority of them will particularly use the occasion to wish the head of state long life and good health.

For the better part of Monday morning, hashtags #HappyBirthdayMrPresident and #Dance4Uhuru were trending. Through them, twitter enthusiasts use it to pay homage to the head of state.

Over and above this, a good number prayed that God will grant him wisdom to guide the country to a prosperous future.

The president’s birthday comes at a time, the Building Bridges Initiative refined report is being launched. Indeed, it was all joy at the Bomas of Kenya, the venue of BBI launch, when the attendees made a standing ovation and started singing happy birthday to the President.

October 26th appears to hold great significance to Uhuru. It is this very date that he also earned re-election to serve a second term as President in the 2017 repeat poll.



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