Kenya celebrates 59th Madaraka Day

Madaraka Day, which has been celebrated virtually for two years due to the Covid19 pandemic, is being celebrated face-to-face this year.

At least 30,000 people are expected to attend this year’s 59th Madaraka Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme ‘Pamoja Tusonge Mbele’.

The Madaraka Day is celebrated on June 1 in Kenya to commemorate the country’s independence from the British colonialists in 1963.

The celebrations, which were also attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, were met with enthusiasm.

“This one looks different from the ones being used to but I want to say thank you. We will look forward to all of us having a great day. It will be my last Madaraka as president,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta stated that he is confident that the last 10 years as the first in command has propelled the nation to a great transformation which he says has been enabled by his cabinet team.

“Am confident we have laid a firm foundation for those who shall come after to continue and to build a bigger brighter and more prosperous Kenya,” he said.


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