Prime Cabinet Secretary Hon. Musalia Mudavadi today had the privilege to represent H.E President Ruto for the at Kenya’s inaugural observance of the International Day for Minorities Rights. Despite the UN having recognized this day since 1992, this was the first time Kenya had commemorated the day.

The Prime CS was accompanied by the Cabinet Secretary for Gender, Hon. Aisha Jumwa at the Bomas of Kenya where this event was held.

The significant occasion serves as a platform for the entire nation to showcase both national and international solidarity in the pursuit of safeguarding and promoting the rights of minorities.

“As we celebrate the International Minorities Day , I would like to pay a special tribute to H.E the President William Samoei Ruto  for creating a directorate of minorities at the Office of the President, for it proves how serious he takes the rights of the minorities,” said Hon. Jumwa in her speech.

The CS acknowledged that minorities bring diversity and benefit to the country. She made an earnest call to guard against discrimination that deepen exclusion, disenfranchises, exploits and victimize the minorities.

Every person is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection.

Cabinet Secretary Jumwa expressed her Ministry’s commitment to supporting Kenyan minorities through targeted interventions.

Kenya is joining the rest of the world to mark the commitments made to promote the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion not only as mechanism for national unity but also as a means of broad based global acceptance and solidarity.

The Kenya Kwanza administration steadfastly champions inclusivity and equity, remaining deeply committed to this principle.

The commemoration of Inaugural Minorities Rights Day stands as a pivotal milestone in the government’s concerted efforts to amplify the voices of minorities and marginalized groups, ensuring their rightful participation at the decision-making table within the country.