Kenya did not spend money for Jamhuri Day Branding in Dubai, says Brand.KE

President Uhuru Kenyatta. Image|Courtesy

Following imminent reports that Kenya spent Sh6.9 million in a three-minute Jamhuri day advertisement on Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, the country’s branding agency has come out clear the clouds, saying it was false claims.

The agency, Kenya Export Promotion and Branding (Brand.KE), send a release to news room on Friday reiterating that the “claims are false and unsubstantiated.”

Chief Executive Officer Brand.KE Peter K Biwott said that following the country’s cordial relationship with the UAE, the country (Dubai) saw it deeming to recognize and honour Kenyan flag on the world’s tallest building during Jamhuri Day celebrations.

“We have become a rising star in the last five years as a country, in advancing progress of humanity through contribution to global development, fostering peace, and regionalism within the African Continental Free Trade area ratification,” said Biwott.

He added that Kenya has become a world leader in contributing to historical achievements in sports, with 23 World records, which have necessitated recognition of the nation, most countries are yearning to associate with.

Kenyan flag on Burj Khalifa building. Image|Courtesy

Kenya celebrated its 55 independence day on Thursday, 12 December 2019, with President Uhuru Kenyatta calling on leaders and all Kenyans to shun the vice of corruption.

He also warned government officials against shielding corrupt leaders as legal representatives, adding that they should rather undertake their oversight role or leave and serve the public privately as lawyers.

This is after a corruption case facing Nairobi governor Mike Sonko sparked controversy over his legal team that was led by two senators.


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