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President Sata expected to be in Nairobi for Kenya’s Golden Jubilee celebrations

General News President Sata expected to be in Nairobi for Kenya’s Golden Jubilee...

President Sata tours Luapula University Site in Mansa
President Sata tours Luapula University Site in Mansa

PRESIDENT Michael Sata is tomorrow Wednesday expected here to join several other Head of States and senior Government officials at Kenya’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya Mumbi Phiri confirmed in an interview yesterday here that President Sata would arrive on Wednesday but she could not confirm the time.

“Unless some other developments come up, otherwise that is the information we have. We expect the President Sata to be here.
“I was just talking to Minister of Foreign Affairs Wylbur Simuusa who has assured me that the President is coming,” Ms Phiri said.

The High Commission was happy with massive preparations being put up by the Kenyan government towards hosting of their golden jubilee celebrations.

She said Zambians had a lot to learn from the manner in which Kenya had prepared its Golden Jubilee celebrations and was confident that the Zambian Golden jubilee celebrations would be better.

“Kenya got independence in 1963 while us, we got our independence in 1964. So, we have a lot to learn from Kenya copy something from them which we can put in our programme next year,” she said

Ms Phiri said a committee of Permanent Secretaries (PSs) in Zambia had been constituted to plan for Zambia’s golden jubilee celebrations in 2014.

She said the embassy in Kenya would closely work with the PSs and furnish them on how Kenya had successfully hosted their historic celebrations in East Africa.

A major aim of the golden jubilee celebrations was to bring Kenya together, raise awareness around the many gifts Kenya had focus on such as economic, social and political growth and look to future investment.

And according to a tentative programme released by the Kenyan government through the Zambia High Commission, various Presidents, Government officials, former Heads of State and other dignitaries would start arriving on Wednesday between 08:00 hours to 11:00 (Kenyan time).

The dignitaries were expected to be welcomed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta before proceeding for the Golden Jubilee celebrations on Thursday at Moi International Sports Complex in Nairobi.

A check around Nairobi town business centre, found various institutions making final touches towards the celebrations and several residents talked to, expressed happiness with the unity being fostered amongst themselves.

Many people spoke to said, marking 50 years of Independence was a major milestone for their country and that they were determined to ensure the national event was celebrated in style and splendour

47 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Kateka, I thought tuleya pa cape town kubena Madiba? (Aka red naka black) Madiba vs Kenya Jubille mwasalapo Jubilee. PF Yachabe!

    • He better go to Kenya maybe someone may welcomed him, not at Mandela’s funeral.
      KK was shun to give a speech at Mandela memorial because of Sata. If there was an African speaker, it could have been KK but because of Sata, Zambia has been degraded from country of heroes to zeros.

    • The host President is wanted by International Criminals Court in the Hague, he invites people over like minded, like Sata. Infact Sata might soon join him at the Hague after he leaves office – it makes sense for him to go to Nairobi rather than Johannesburg, to share notes on defennding oneself at the Hague

    • Folks

      Have you forgotten that Sata has bald head phobia. This I think is the main reason why he can’t go to Madiba’s memorial. At Madiba’s memorial there will be a lot dignitaries with bald heads including his arch rival Zuma. More over there is the issue of the matuvi bag which stinks when full to capacity.

      Lets forgive him for now for he is troubled man.

    • Thank God Sata’s cancer is back and advancing at an alarming rate. Its just a matter of days may be months from now he will be no more.

    • Did any of the other heads of states including Uhuru kenyatta attend any of Zambia’s independence celebrations Sata came to power?

  2. Cape town is only for those with commitment to peace , harmony , reconciliation, fairness, nationalism and oneness. How can one who preaches and practices nepotism and tribalism stand on that soil where Madiba is opening our eyes???? Its like a sinner being asked to stand on holy land . It does not work.

  3. what a joker? he declares a 7day morning period leaving us in sorrow and sombre mood then he goes to enjoy a golden jubilee cake in a celebratory mood. is this the leadership we deserve? a passionate leader should mourn with his people this lucks in our sata. he is failed leadership quality material

    • Here we go. Watch Zambia mourn! This is sheer confusion. Promises, promises, empty promises. Impromptu, unplanned, uncoordinated, and endless promises.

  4. WOW…
    IF OVER FIFTY WORLD LEADERS ARE ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO ATTENDING THE FUNERAL OF NELSON MANDELA ,ONE OF THE GREATET SOULS TO EVER HAVE LIVED IN AFRICA.WHY WOULD SOMEONE DECIDE TO ATTEND KENYA’S GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION NONSENSE!! MISPLACED PRIORITIES INDEED!!!!
    I AM SURE HE FEELS SO INNOCENT AND WILL DEFEND THIS DECISION TO THE BONE.
    “CHIMBWI NO PLAN FOR SURE”

    • May i remind you that Kenya’s golden jubilee celebrations were planned and invitations sent way ahead of last week’s sad occurence in S.A.

      BTW i’m not a fan of Sata WHATSOEVER.

    • @ Enka,
      Then why did someone decide to jeopardize his existing itinerary by announcing a conflicting agenda? I bet you will have to define such as confusion beyond description. In Zambia we call it “Chimbwi No Plan”.

  5. WOW…
    IF OVER FIFTY WORLD LEADERS ARE ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO ATTENDING THE FUNERAL OF NELSON MANDELA ,ONE OF THE GREATEST SOULS TO EVER HAVE LIVED IN AFRICA.WHY WOULD SOMEONE DECIDE TO ATTEND KENYA’S GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION NONSENSE!! MISPLACED PRIORITIES INDEED!!!!
    I AM SURE HE FEELS SO INNOCENT AND WILL DEFEND THIS DECISION TO THE BONE.
    “CHIMBWI NO PLAN FOR SURE”

  6. SURELY SATA COULD HAVE CHOSEN TO ATTEND MANDELA’S FUNERAL THAN GO TO KENYA?? THE FIRST COUNTRY THAT MADIBA VISITED ON OFFICIAL VISIT WHEN HE WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON IS ZAMBIA,BA SATA NI KATWISHI…NO DIRECTION.

  7. baleya fye mukutusebanya ku kenya. there will be a display of insipid comedy there. by the way, what has happened with gbm and his panga boys on hounding out kamimbya? it is dieing a natural death. bag of maize has lost?

  8. According to State House,Sata is neither going to Kenya NOR South Africa. He will be represented by Kenneth Kaunda both in Kenya for the Jubilee celebrations and South Africa for Mandela burial.

  9. Understand why we attend funerals. To comfort those who have lost a relative to death and learn one or two things from the departed person life course/journey.
    If the two do not fit in your agenda then you do not attend. Icimpwena is waste of time.

  10. ba satana or ati ba sata sure wat iz wrong wth yo brain or is that u ar afraid about yo chines made urine bag to burst at mandalas funeral, go and atend iwee wee chipuba chesu then goin to kenya, useles ***** sata

  11. The ICASA conference in Cape Town South Africa had to be executed because it was planned way back before the death of Mandela, equally the golden jubilee celebrations were planned last year.
    We have a lot to learn from this golden jubilee than attend the burial of our great leader Mandela. Africa has lost great leaders like Kwame Nkruma, Julius Nyerere,…..

  12. This president (Sata) is a real jerk. The rate at which he shuns important events is appalling. Mr By-Elections only attends by-election campaigns because he can easily escape back to his medical ward in state house for his daily treatment. He is the most useless and worst president in the world at present.

  13. And why would Kenya decide to celebrate their golden jubilee during this mourning period, cant they postpone it to next week or the other? this is total confusion coz Kenya is supposed to be celebrating with others in J’burg…..

  14. I see alot of illiterate *****s on this blog. Funeral is only one day, that is the burial day. Sata has not opted to go for jubilee celebrations at the expense of Mandela’s funeral. Mandela’s funeral is 15th December which is Sunday next week. Are you telling me that Sata doesn’t have a calendar? Don’t just comment for the sake of commenting.

    • So boss when your son/daughter/wife does because of tied work you will opt for burial day which is on calenda too….not right boss

    • The burial will be on Sunday at his village. Heads of state are not expected to travel there because there is no proper airport or hotels fit for a President nor adequate security arrangements. That is why the rest of the world leaders are attending Tuesday’s service

  15. Mandela died 2 months before the world knew about his death just like Mwanawasa died earlier than he was announced to be dead. Pakafwamfumu means early in the morning for the Bemba speaking people who believe that a chief dies in the morning and not at any other time of the day. So Bemba’s have to wait for the right time to announce the death of their chiefs to give them respect. Borrowing from this tradition our political leaders presidents to be specific only die when everything is put in order or security measures are taken. There is need to check how much one had in his/her accounts, how much wealth someone is leaving behind and how best they can secure that before the world is informed about their demise. Sata then knows this is just formality bcoz actual death is gone already.

  16. Guys, watch Trevor Noah – Its my culture. The jokes about his time in Zambia are disgracing. I almost buried myself in the ground after watching his dressing down of Zambia.

  17. why are we the only country that always learns from others? when are going to start teaching others? Is such a celebration worth learning?

  18. I think the President should have attended the memorial as us the ordinary Zambians are failing to comprehend the move to go to Kenya instead

  19. Even if KK Is representin ba Presdo, Obama, Bush,Carter and Clinton r in RSA. Even Uhuru and Bob are there. Honestly speaking our President should have gone, we were a major player in southern african liberalisation and we should play our part

  20. Stupid worthless President. He cant go RSA cos of inferiorty complex. He cant mix with the best leaders in the world. He takes his inferiority complex to insulting his Ministers to look superior. Rubbish among Rubbish.

  21. Vice President Guy Scott together with other government officials including our first president KK are there to represent the nation. What’s the problem with delegation? Is it because Obama is there? Why should Sata go there when he has sent a huge delegation? Is it to go and meet Obama?

    • It is not just Obama who is in South Africa, there are over 100 heads of state attending Mandela’s funeral, including the Kenyan president. If our president could not make the trip to South Africa, one would wish he had just stayed home. The trip to Kenya creates the impression that he has (inferiority) complexes.

  22. I’m very shocked that our President wud opt to travel to Kenya instead of joining the more than 100 Heads of State for the big event Madiba`s funeral. Does our President has advisors honestly?? Obama ,Clinton Carter name them all are present and u elect to travel to kenya. We have a big problem in our country. Its with great sense of shame that I receive the news that our President isn’t traveling to SA

  23. What is so surprising is that President Sata is in Kenya, yet the owner of the event UHURU is in Jo’burg SA…..Beshe kwena ninshi fye twalikwata agenda ba Zambia. Suppose it was us in the shoes of SA and the whole world decides to go for Jubilee celebrations how would we take it.

    Ifintu tuiletelela fye and I foresee this kind of a scenario taking place in future, whereby we will be made to mourn on our own…Bwafya sana…..

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