Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Wonie Bio will be the chief guest for the Madaraka day celebrations set for June 1st at Uhuru Gardens.
President Bio is in the country for a five-day State Visit where he is expected to meet his host President Uhuru Kenyatta for bilateral talks.
This year’s Madaraka Day celebrations will come 69 days before the upcoming general election as it will be the last National celebration presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
At least 30,000 Kenyans are expected to attend the event and have their last national celebrations with the President.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has led the national celebrations committee in the inspection of the ongoing preparations for the Madaraka day celebrations at the Uhuru garden.
The celebration will resume in all counties in the country ending the ban on such events that came into force last September due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Madaraka is the Swahili word for ‘power’ and Madraka Day is a public holiday that commemorates the day that Kenya took power when it attained internal self-rule in 1963.
By Martha Mokeira