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At least 200 exhibitors to showcase at Africities event

A total of 13 presidents have been invited—six incumbents and seven ex-presidents

In Summary
  • On Friday, Mbassi said they were satisfied with the progress ahead of the event.
  • Governor Anyang Nyongo said residents who will not be at the Mamboleo venue will also get an opportunity to follow the event.
Kisumu city, where the 9th Africities Summit will be held from May 17-21
Kisumu city, where the 9th Africities Summit will be held from May 17-21
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More than 200 exhibitors, businessmen from Africa and beyond will showcase their products during the Africities conference in Kisumu next week.

Secretary general of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa Jean Elong Mbassi confirmed the numbers, saying they have already registered them.

On Friday, Mbassi said they were satisfied with the progress ahead of the event.

Mbassi also disclosed that they had sent invites to African heads of state through President Uhuru Kenyatta.

A total of 13 presidents have been invited—six incumbents and seven ex-presidents.

“We cannot tell who is coming for security reasons but the invites were sent," he said.

Mbassi said on Thursday evening he toured Jomo Kenyatta stadium in Mamboleo, the venue of the summit.

He confirmed that 3000 delegates have already registered.

Governor Anyang Nyongo said residents who will not be at the Mamboleo venue will also get an opportunity to follow the event.

“We have two arenas for the summit, the first one is at Jomo Kenyatta Stadium for registered guest and delegates and another at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga sport ground,” Nyong'o said.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

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