The government says this year’s Madaraka Day fete will be held online due to the measures put in place to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Karanja Kibicho noted that the celebrations scheduled for June 1st will be streamed online and through national TV stations.
“In the current circumstances, inviting large numbers of people for this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations shall not be possible. This is, therefore, to ask you to advise members of the public to remain at home,” said Kibicho is circular to County Commissioners.
The event will be packed with entertainment and documentaries highlighting Kenya’s culture and development milestones in the past 57 years and will culminate in a live address by President Kenyatta from State House, Nairobi.
Kenya holds Madaraka Day celebrations annually to commemorate the day the country attained independence from the British colonial rule.
This year’s event was set to be held at Gusii Stadium, Kisii County, in line with the government’s principle of devolving national celebrations to counties.