State House update on planned Jamhuri Day celebrations [Photos]

State House update on planned celebrations

Preparations in high gear ahead of Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens [Photos]

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to lead the nation in celebrating the 57th commemoration of Jamhuri Day.

In an update on Sunday morning, State House shared photos of the venue, Uhuru Gardens, which has been closed since June 2020 for renovations.

The President will officially re-open the park to members of the public during the celebrations.

"Happy Jamhuri Day! This year's Jamhuri Day national celebrations will be held at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi County. The historical park, located along Lang'ata Road, was remodeled and redeveloped into an ultra-modern public utility by the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF)," the update from State House read.

Jamhuri Day celebrates the day Kenya became a Republic and is marked as a national holiday.

On November 11, President Kenyatta unveiled a statue along Ronald Ngala street, in honour of the Coastal Shujaa and former politician.

Speaking at the unveiling, the President said the Government will continue honoring Kenya's heroes and heroines for their role in the making of the Kenyan nation and for laying a solid foundation for the country's progress.

"Following the enactment of the Heroes Act, we are now able to ensure that all our heroes and heroines are remembered and celebrated by current and future generations," the President stated.

The citation read in part: "A committed pan-Africanist and an advocate for promoting self-reliance through committed action, his clarion call of ‘Jeza Zhomu, Lenga Dzulu’, which translates, to ‘Try Hard, Aim High’ will forever inspire both the Great Nation of Kenya and all the People of Africa."

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