All is set for the 59th edition of the Jamhuri Day celebrations set to be held Monday, December 12, at the Nyayo stadium in Nairobi.
Interior Principal Secretary (PS) Raymond Omollo said the public is expected to begin streaming into the stadium at 6 am with the ceremony scheduled to end at 1 pm.
Omollo said Kenyans who are unable to attend the faction will be celebrated in their respective counties as directed by county commissioners.
Omollo said a number of invited guests, ambassadors, dignitaries, and government officials, as well as 20,000 members of the public, are expected to attend the event.
“As it is we are 100 percent satisfied, we are ready and we are looking forward to having Kenyans from all walks of life attend the celebrations,” he said Sunday.
“The celebrations will also be carried out in different parts of the country at different county headquarters.”
Omollo assured Kenyans that all security precautions have been taken and that the government is working closely with security personnel to maintain order throughout the event.
This year’s Jamhuri Day celebration, however, will differ from previous years in that it will place a special emphasis on technology and innovation.
On December 6, President William Ruto hinted at the latter during the launch of the Virtual Desktop Programme at Kabete Technical Institute.
He said that unlike past celebrations where guests and Kenyans would converge for political speeches and parades in-between entertainment there will be guests from
global giants like Facebook and Google as well as other international companies to help shed light on ICT advancement in the country.