Embu rolls out red carpet for visitors

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Kenya Defence Forces soldiers rehearse at Embu Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s Madraka Day celebrations. PHOTO/Brian Malila

Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla yesterday presided over the final parade rehearsals for Madaraka Day celebrations to be held in Embu tomorrow.

President William Ruto will lead the event which is expected to attract dignitaries from all over the country and the region.

Entertainment groups scheduled to perform during the celebrations rehearsed their pieces on Friday.

Manyatta Member of Parliament Gitonga Mukunji said yesterday that the celebrations had brought in some Sh4 billion worth of investment in his constituency,

“We are indeed grateful of what is happening in Embu County and definitely we have gotten a lot of money from the investment that has been done in regard to Madaraka Day celebrations,” Mukunji told the press at the Embu Stadium where he witnessed the final Kenya Defence Forces parade rehearsals.


Some of projects include rehabilitation of Embu Stadium which will host this year’s celebrations, construction of Njukiri Sports Complex, Embu storey market, Affordable Housing projects, industrial park and upgrading of feeder roads within Embu town’s central business district to bitumen standard.

Mukunji said this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations will be special because they will mark 60 years since Kenya attained self-rule from the British.

Kenya attained internal self rule from the British on June 1, 1963 with Jomo Kenyatta, the leader of Kanu, the majority party in Parliament, becoming Prime Minister.

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