President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to host at least 30,000 people at the Uhuru Gardens tomorrow as the nation celebrates Madaraka day.
This Madaraka Day, Kenyatta’s last while in power, is expected to be graced with pomp and colour. Different foreign dignitaries are expected to jet into the country to grace the occasion.
This year’s chief guest will be Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Wonie Bio. Foreign Affairs C.S Amb Raychelle Omamo said that the chief guest has already arrived and will be President Kenyatta’s guest during his five-day State visit.
“…he will also grace today’s International Day of UN Peacekeepers to be celebrated at the International Peace Support Centre in Embakasi, “Omamo said on Sunday.
Unlike the previous two Madaraka day celebrations, parents were not allowed to bring in their children.
According to the National Celebration Committee led by the Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, different counties will be holding their celebrations in various headquarters.
Kibicho has led the national celebrations committee to inspect the ongoing preparations for the at the Uhuru Gardens.
The National Police Service (NPS) has assured Kenyans that no traffic disruptions is expected during the celebrations as adequate police officers will be deployed to guide all motorists and ensure the free flow of traffic to and from the venue.
Police spokesman Bruno Shioso issued the guidelines being used by the police to ensure a seamless transport system.
Shioso said red stickers would be ushered to Uhuru Gardens through gate three, and the spillover would be guided for parking at Uchumi supermarket.
“Motorists are urged to exercise caution and obey traffic laws at all times. Stern action will be taken against offenders,” he stated.
The Permanent Presidential Music Commission has announced the artists expected to perform during the Madaraka day celebrations on the entertainment scene.
Some artistes include Iyanii, Trio Mio, Femi One, Masauti, and Jovial. Speaking ahead of the celebrations, PPMC Director Dr. Donald Otoyo told Kenyans to expect performances ranging from traditional dances and choral music to contemporary music.