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Kenya: 20,000 People Expected to Attend This Year’s Jamhuri Day Celebrations

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Nairobi — The Government estimates around 20,000 people to attend this year’s Jamhuri day celebrations slated for Monday next week.

Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo told Journalists Wednesday when he led the National Celebrations Committee in inspecting preparedness at Nyayo Stadium that adequate preparations have been put in place to ensure the success of the event.

CS Omollo stated that all Kenyans are welcome to the event which will be the first Jamhuri celebrations since President William Ruto took over the country’s leadership.

“The celebrations will begin earlier than usual. We expect everybody to be seated by 8 am. We are calling upon Kenyans to come early so that then we can have a good and beautiful Jamhuri day celebration,” he said.

For those who will not be able to attend the event, the Interior CS said that similar celebrations will be held across the counties.

CS Omollo stated that going forward the celebrations will take a different connotation saying the December 12 celebrations will be themed around Technology and Digital Economy.

Yesterday, President Ruto announced thematic celebrations going forward revealing that this year’s Jamhuri Day will be about Kenya’s growth in the Information, Communication, and Technology sectors.

During the course of the week, the Ministry of ICT together with other stakeholders (both local and international) will showcase innovations in technology and what the government is doing in the digital space.

This will culminate in high-level engagements and exhibitions at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on Saturday and Sunday where global online job opportunities will be available for the youth.