Gachagua To Attend KMTC Graduation At Nyayo Stadium Despite Recent Ban By Sports CS Ababy Namwamba

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is set to preside over the 92nd Kenya Medical Training College Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, December 7th, at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. This comes despite a recent ban on non-sporting activities at the stadium imposed by Sports CS Ababu Namwamba.

The graduation ceremony will see approximately 22,696 graduates join the labor market at a time when the economy is facing challenges. Recent data from the Federation of Kenya Employers indicates a loss of 70,000 jobs between October 2022 and November 2023.

CS Namwamba implemented the ban to protect the stadium’s playing surface in preparation for Kenya’s co-hosting of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) alongside Tanzania and Uganda. This marks the first time the tournament will be hosted by three nations.

While Namwamba initially suggested relocating the Jamhuri Day celebrations due to the ban, it remains unclear if the graduation ceremony will be affected. The government has yet to announce any alternative arrangements.

The 2027 AFCON is scheduled for June and July, offering a platform to showcase African football talent and stimulate community engagement in the host countries. Despite the current economic climate, the graduation ceremony remains a significant event, celebrating the achievements of future healthcare professionals and contributing to Kenya’s workforce.

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