President to lead Kenyans in marking virtual Madaraka Day

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Madaraka Day is marked annually to celebrate the attainment of Kenya's internal self-rule.

Kenya will today mark the 57th Madaraka Day amid unique circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The celebrations will be held virtually in State House, Nairobi with a small number of invited guests.

The President in his message prior to the celebrations called on Kenyans to always be prepared to make sacrifices for the future generations.

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“As we stand on the sacrifice of those who came before us, let us be prepared to make sacrifices for our children who come after us and the nation we call home”, the President said via Twitter on Monday.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta will also address the nation to mark the height of the celebrations.

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The usual huge gatherings at selected venues across the counties will not be there but as a tradition, the Kenya Defence Forces parade will be held at the Nyayo National Stadium.

In addition, fighter jets will showcase their skills as they fly past the Nyayo National stadium.

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The event will be broadcast live on radio, television, and social media platforms.  Initially, Kisii County had been scheduled to host the celebrations before the coronavirus outbreak.

Madaraka Day is marked annually to celebrate the attainment of Kenya’s internal self-rule.

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