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Pomp and colour as Ruto supporters arrive at Nyayo stadium

The majority of the supporters were dressed in yellow t-shirts and caps as they got entertained by music.

In Summary

•On Thursday, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance secured a court order to use the grounds after days of a stand-off with Sports Kenya that had earlier locked it out. 

•Earlier, Ruto exuded confidence that the Kenya Kwanza Coalition Party will be victorious in Tuesday’s election.

A display of wheelbarrow in Ruto's UDA Party colours at Nyayo Stadium on August 6, 2022
A display of wheelbarrow in Ruto's UDA Party colours at Nyayo Stadium on August 6, 2022
Image: WILFRRED NYANGERESI

Pomp and colour as Kenyans supporting Deputy President William Ruto led Kenya Kwanza begin to arrive at Nyayo Stadium.

 Hundreds of residents were spotted walking toward the stadium which is located along  Langata Road Stadium with a 35,000-seat capacity.

From Uhuru Highway, Bunyala Road and Mombasa Road, the supporters dressed in yellow T-shirts which is the dominating colour of the Ruto-led United Democratic Alliance Party.

Justina Musyoka from Machakos said she was up by 3:00 am to prepare herself to come to Nairobi to support her presidential candidate.

“ I’m urging all Ruto supporters to wake up and vote him come next week Tuesday. I’m supporting Ruto because I believe in the hustler manifesto.

Ruben Oleitich  from Nandi Hills said he arrived in Nairobi last night at 9pm and slept in the Stadium anticipating for the final rally.’

Inside the stadium, the seats were painted in the Kenyan flag colours of black, red, white and green.

The majority of the supporters were dressed in yellow t-shirts and caps as they got entertained by music.

Supporters of Deputy President William Ruto taking a selfie at Nyayo Stadium on August 6, 2022
Supporters of Deputy President William Ruto taking a selfie at Nyayo Stadium on August 6, 2022
Image: WILFRED NYANGERESI

On Thursday, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance secured a court order to use the grounds after days of a stand-off with Sports Kenya that had earlier locked it out. 

Earlier, Ruto exuded confidence that the Kenya Kwanza Coalition Party will be victorious in Tuesday’s election.

Speaking during a press conference at his Karen residence, the DP described it as a defining moment for Kenyans as they will be choosing leaders who will take care of them.

He urged all Kenya Kwanza supporters to vote peacefully and not to resort to violence during Tuesday’s election.

“We have walked with you on this journey of reflection on how to remodel our country and we have listened to you and heard you very clearly,we also know your hopes, fears, and anxiety but we are not about to let you down,” he stated.