President William Ruto will today lead national celebrations to commemorate 59 years since Kenya became a republic at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.
The event whose theme is Connect, innovate and inspire is expected to have around 20,000 guests at the venue.
Gates were opened as early as 6:00 am to allow the public make way in to the stadium. At the entrance, the security checks were tight.
Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo earlier indicated adequate preparations had been put in place to ensure the success of the event.
According to the PS, all Kenyans are welcomed to the event which will be the first Jamhuri celebration since President William Ruto took over the country’s leadership.
His Excellency President Ruto announced thematic celebrations, revealing that this year’s Jamhuri Day will be about Kenya’s growth in the Information, Communication, and Technology sectors.
The Jamhuri Day celebrations are held annually to commemorate the day Kenya became a republic.
Kenya was granted self-governance by the British colonial regime on December 12, 1963, a year before the country gained independence with founding leader Mzee Jomo Kenyatta as Head of State.