Madaraka Day program at State House Nairobi


Madaraka Day program at State House Nairobi

Kenya will be celebrating 57 years of self rule on Monday, June 1 during the Madaraka day celebrations.

This year’s celebration will be held at the State House gardens in Nairobi and will be expected to kick off at around 11am.

Kenyans, unlike other years- on account of the new coronavirus-  will participate in celebrations virtually.

The order of events will be as follows:

11.am- All the invited guests congregate and take seats at the State House gardens.

11.30am- Arrival of Service Commanders

11.35am- Chief of the Defence Forces General Kibochi arrives at the State House

11.40am- Cabinet Secretaries, the Chief Justice and the president of the Supreme Court David Maraga, Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka, Chairman of the Coucil of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya arrive at State House.

11.45a.m-Guard of Honour marches to position

11.50am- The Deputy President William Ruto arrives at State House.

11.55am- His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta and the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta proceed to the State House Gardens

The ceremony will then proceed as follows:

The National Anthem is sung

East African Community Anthem is sung

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects the Guard of Honour

President Uhuru proceeds to the Presidential Dais

The Guard of Honor marches off.

A KDF aircraft flies past.

Prayers.

A short documentary will be aired

COG Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya speaks.

The Deputy President William Ruto speaks and invites the president to deliver his address.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation

Beating of the retreat.

Guests leave State House.

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