Kenya organized procession matches Thursday as part of celebrations to commemorate the World Kiswahili Language Day 2022 with the motto: Kiswahili for Peace, Prosperity and Regional Integration.
Kiswahili is the fastest spreading language Spoken by 200 million people across Africa and the Middle East with the aid of music and drama films. It is now taught globally with its origin from East Africa.
The National Steering Committee of the World Kiswahili Language Day 2022, headed by the Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala hosted the match from 10 AM at KICC.
The match was used to create awareness of Kiswahili being the first officially recognized African Language by UNESCO.
Later at 4:00 PM the Cabinet Secretary will host an event to celebrate World Kiswahili Day at the National Museums of Kenya.
Kiswahili is an official language in Kenya and is widely used across the country. The national anthem is also sang in celebration is Swahili as a uniting factor.
As a result of this decision, World Kiswahili Day will be celebrated on July 7 every year.