President Uhuru Kenyatta will today submit his nomination papers to the electoral commission as he campaigns for a second term in office.
Uhuru is expected at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) at 2.15pm to seek clearance from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ahead of the August 8 elections. The President will be accompanied by his deputy, William Ruto, Jubilee Party national officials, and candidates in Nairobi.
Uhuru has lined up a meet-the-people tour of the city, with stop overs in key areas as he gears for the contest billed as a two-horse-race with National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate Raila Odinga.
An itinerary by Jubilee shows that Uhuru will start his tour at 10am, with the first stopover at the Pipeline bus stage. He will then proceed to Madaraka, through the Jogoo/Outering roads junction, before making his way to City Stadium.
The Head of State will make another stopover at Muthurwa Market, then Wakulima Market before moving to the Railways roundabout.
Uhuru will also meet people at the busy Kencom stage before making a final stopover at City Hall at about 2pm, just before submitting his papers.The President and his brigade will later address a public rally at the Comesa grounds at KICC.
Uhuru will on Thursday be in Nyeri, where celebrations for Madaraka Day will be held.
Also submitting their papers today are former Cabinet minister Joseph Nyaga (independent), Michael Mwaura (independent), and Cyrus Jirongo (United Democratic Party).