ODM party leader Raila Odinga has sent a bold message to Kenyans as the country commemorates 57th Madaraka Day in a very unique way, due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Through a video shared on his official twitter handle on Monday June 1, 2020, Raila says that under this unique circumstances, Kenyans should have a happy and a rewording Madaraka Day.
The former premier took the opportunity to salute front line health workers as they fight the pandemic.
“I salute our health workers who have made all the difference in saving lives. I salute the civil servants in the ministry of Health. I thank CS Mutahi Kagwe for leading the team in a gallant struggle,” he said.
“I salute our citizens who have followed the government guidelines. I wish to urge the few Kenyans who are desisting from washing their hands..to do what the government is asking them of.”
Raila said the health workers, civil servants, and obedient Citizens are heroes that have to be celebrated.
“We have showed the world that what other nations can do, Kenya can do better. I want to thank the president for standing firm but there is room for improvement,” he said.
“Every struggle requires that you forego the struggle to get what you want. If our parents resorted to excuses and chose the easy life, there would be no Madaraka day.”
Raila said Kenyans need to embrace the sacrifices of our parents.
“Let us reflect on personal responsibility, dignity and respect for our nation,” he said.
He said this will come in handy in rebuilding our nation after the coronavirus pandemic.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at email@example.com and we will publish it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org