Politics takes backseat as Kenyans celebrate Jamhuri Day
Kenyans from different walks of life on Tuesday marked the Jamhuri Day celebrations by spreading messages of peace on social media.
Jamuhuri Day celebrated every year on the 12th of December is one of the most important dates in the country’s calendar.
It commemorates the establishment of Kenya as a republic in 1964. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to preside over the celebrations that are being held at the Kasarani Stadium.
This marks the first public holiday and event to be presided over by President Kenyatta in his second term in office.
Kenyans on Twitter preached peace, unity and prosperity. This is what they had to say.
A beautiful day marks 12 Dec 2017, #JamhuriDay, Kenya’s ?? Independence Day. A riot of colours & celebrations & the atmosphere is festive. With @amolosango @ForeignOfficeKE + @BeyeneRussom Eritrea ?? Amb to ?? & Zimbabwe ?? Amb Kelebert Nkomani to ??. pic.twitter.com/4cpATNsE4f
— SIDDHARTH CHATTERJEE (@sidchat1) December 12, 2017
— #NajivuniaKuwaMkenya (@NajivuniaUkenya) December 12, 2017
— Nellions Moving (@nellionsmoving) December 12, 2017
— W.A.N.Y.I. (@wanyi_rose) December 12, 2017
— Janet (@Janetnyapolo) December 12, 2017
54years on since we gained Independence
We got alot to celebrate,
Kenya voted as the best tourist destination in the world
Im a patriot
I love Kenya, My mother Land
Right from the highlands to the sea
You’ll always stay with me in my heart Kenya#MagicalKenya #JamhuriDay
— Tiffany⭐⭐ (@Cecile89382065) December 12, 2017
— cleophastole (@IbraTole) December 12, 2017