President Uhuru Kenyatta will be away for a month after the December 12 Jamuhuri Day Celebrations. 

In a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Head of State is scheduled to take a break from public engagements until January 2021.

The statement reads as follows:

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya presents its compliments to all the Heads of Diplomatic Missions, the United Nations Agencies and International Organizations in Nairobi, and had the honour to acknowledge that 2020 has been a challenging year.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated virtual engagements which has increased the workload manifold and made it even more complex.

"The Ministry has the honour, therefore, to inform that after the Jamhuri Day Celebrations, from Tuesday, 15th December 2020 to Friday, 15TH January 2021, H.E the President will not be available for any official/public engagements including phone calls unless they are emergencies.

In such cases, requests can be made through the Principal Secretary, of his designated representative."