Nairobi, 14 December 2021 (TDI): Kenya celebrated the 58th Jamhuri day on 12 December 2021. Kenyan government organized a celebration ceremony in Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi.  Kenya got independence from British rule on 12 December 1963. likewise, Kenyan also celebrated Jamhuri Day. On Jamhuri Day, Kenya became the Republic on 12 December 1964.

Kenyan State representatives, government ministers, armed forces officials, foreign representatives and thousands of Kenyans attended the celebration ceremony.

Address of the Kenyan President

On Jamhuri Day, Kenyan President addressed the nation. He talked about the historical development of Kenya since independence. He described the worth of the Kenyan Flag and said, “National Flag is not just a piece of cloth decorated with ink; or a sentimental display of colours without history. Our Flag is a symbol of the national wounds and the scars we bear from the liberation war.”

Further, President described the history of Uhuru Gardens and shared the memoir of Langata Concentration Camp. During the freedom war, Kenyan liberation fighters were killed by foreign forces in Langata Concentration Camp.

President also praised the Kenya defence forces for their readiness for aggressive and defence the country’s borders.

He also talked about the energy sector and said that he directed the energy ministry to reduce electricity costs by 30 Percent.

Activities in the Ceremony 

Jamhuri Day celebration ceremony started with the arrival of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta in the Garden. President arrived in a motorcade from State House Kenya to Uhuru Garden. Likewise, President Kenyata wore the Red Tunic Uniform in the ceremony.

Kenyan Chief of the Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi escorted the President. Further, President Kenyatta inspected the Guard of Honour by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). Likewise, the Head of State also witnessed a fly-past of Kenya Air Force (KAF) aircraft over Uhuru Garden. He also watched a free fall by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Paratroopers in the Garden.

Moreover, President Kenyatta witnessed the ‘Trooping of the Colour’, a military ceremony by The Kenya Rifle, Nyali based 19th Battalion. Several University Students and Famous Kenyan Singers also performed at the celebration Day.