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Pomp and colour at Governor’s ball

Governor Evans Kidero on Wednesday night hosted Nairobi’s first governor’s ball as part of the Kenya @ 50 celebrations.

The guest list included politicians, city businessmen and foreign dignitaries.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and former Prime Minister graced the occasion held at KICC.

Mr Kenyatta, in his speech,  admitted that the country has witnessed several challenges and expressed confidence that Kenyans will overcome them.

“We have achieved a lot as a country but still we have a long way to go and we should work together in order to achieve what we have planned,” said Mr Kenyatta.

He said that his government is committed to ensure that devolution works.

“We will continue to have constructive engagement with county governments as we have a duty to work together in order to deliver services to Kenyans,” said Mr Kenyatta.

The head of state noted that the constitution requires the two governments to work together in consultation and partnership.

Deputy President William Ruto said that the country has come a long way with several challenges, failures and successes.

Mr Ruto said that Kenyans have a lot of potential and by working together the country will move forward.

“I am persuaded that Kenya is a country of great potential that is able to work together beyond religious, political and racial differences as brother and sisters we have a role to take this country to the next level,” said Mr Ruto.

He said that the marking of 50 years of independence is a great opportunity for Kenyans to lay firm foundation for the eminent take off of the county.

“We will work together with the county government of Nairobi in order to ensure that the city in creating a good environment for investors and locals,” said the Deputy President.

Mr Ruto lauded Governor Kidero for his elaborate plan for the development of Nairobi County noting that the national government was also determined to make Kenya a hub for investments in the region.

Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero said his government has an elaborate plan to ensure that Nairobians get better services.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with first lady Margaret Kenyatta hit the dance floor at the governor's ball on  December 11, 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta with first lady Margaret Kenyatta hit the dance floor at the governor’s ball on December 11, 2013

 

FROM LEFT: President Uhuru Kenyatta, deputy President William Ruto and Governor Evans Kidero with their spouses during the Governor's ball on December 11, 2013. PHOTO | EMMA NZIOKA
FROM LEFT: President Uhuru Kenyatta, deputy President William Ruto and Governor Evans Kidero with their spouses during the Governor’s ball on December 11, 2013. PHOTO | EMMA NZIOKA

 

Guests who attended the governor's ball. PHOTO | EMMA NZIOKA
Guests who attended the governor’s ball. PHOTO | EMMA NZIOKA
President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero at the Governor's ball. PHOTO | EMMA NZIOKA
President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero at the Governor’s ball. PHOTO | EMMA NZIOKA