Counties to host parallel Madaraka Day fetes
The government has announced the resumption of national day celebrations countrywide.
Speaking after inspecting Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi ahead of Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the decision was informed by the low number of Covid-19 cases.
“Unlike last year when counties were not allowed to host these celebrations, this year we are going to have parallel celebrations,” said Kibicho (pictured).
Kibicho, who led the National celebrations Committee, expressed satisfaction with the ongoing renovation of the Uhuru Gardens.
“We are 90 per cent ready to host Madaraka Day celebrations. As a committee, we are satisfied that we will be a able to give Kenyans colourful celebrations. Infrastructure is in place, all the things required are already in place,” he said.
Kibicho said the number of guests has been revised from 10,000 to 30,000 guests.
“This being the last celebrations for this government, we want to give a chance to enjoy that day in as many numbers as they can,” he said.
Last year, Uhuru Gardens hosted the Jamhuri Day celebrations.
The refurbishment of the gardens started in August last year.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been regularly inspecting progress.