His Excellency Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi speaks at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu County during today’s Madaraka Day Celebrations.

The visiting Burundi Head of State, who was the Guest of Honour at the celebrations to mark the 58th year since Kenya attained internal self rule, congratulated the country for the development strides made over the years.

South African Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, who also spoke at the celebrations, lauded Kenyan women for their contribution to the push for Kenya’s independence. The Minister, who is the daughter of South African freedom fighter Walter Sisulu,

applauded former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta and Mama Ida Odinga for their distinguished contribution to Kenya’s freedom.