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Mapema ndio best: Ruto changes trend arrives at Nyayo Stadium before 10am

The 59th Jamhuri Day fete at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi started as per the flow of the events in the program.

By 9:56 am, the convoy of President William Ruto had arrived at the stadium’s vicinity.

Well, in the country, the mapema ndio best slogan is trending, and hardly do you miss the slogan in social media and in groups, which means the early the better.

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And by 9:58 am, the president was on the presidential ceremonial vehicle, ready to make its way into the fully packed stadium.

The president’s entourage was held for minutes to allow the First Lady Rachel Ruto who arrived at the stadium at 9:59 am to settle.

By 10 am on the dot, President Ruto’s entourage made its way into the stadium as Kenyans from different parts of the country who made it into the stadium early in the morning cheers him.

In previous national ceremonies, the Head of the State used to arrive at the venue some minutes before noon.

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Now, things are different, the winds of change were felt in all sectors of government on day one when the new administration took over on August 30.

At the ongoing Jamhuri Celebrations, the KDF military band led the national anthems at 10:05 am for both the Kenyan and East African Community (EAC) anthem, which officially signified the start of the event.

The President took his seat at 10:16 am.

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President Ruto presided over the first trooping of colours ceremony for the 23 Mechanised Infantry Battalion (23 MIB).

Since President Ruto took over, a lot of changes have taken place, right from the dissemination style of information to the public from his communication team to punctuality.

Recently during the swearing-in of the six judges at the State House, journalists attest that they were caught off guard when they arrived minutes past the given time.

Some of them found the president already seated, and the function had started, missing some footage and photos of arrival.

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