Kenya Marks the 49th Madaraka Day Celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium,Nairobi

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Madaraka Day!

Posted by | Posted on 01 June 2012

By Dennis Lubanga

Enthusiastic Kenyans celebrate the 49th Madaraka Day Celebrations at Nyayo Stadium. Pic by Monica Wawira

The nation marked the 49th Madaraka Day Celebrations today presided over by President Mwai Kibaki at the Nyayo National Stadium.

In an event that was attended by thousands of Kenyans from all walks of, security was beefed all over the place following the recent string of grenade attacks that have been witnessed across the nation.

Kenyans were treated to the colorful military parade alongside entertainment form various groups and individuals.

This being the last Madaraka Day address by President Kibaki, he called upon all Kenyans to elect competent leaders once he leaves office after the next landmark General Elections that will be the first to tajke place after the promulgation of the new Constitution.

This comes barely two years after the new Constitution was passed in a referendum and the nation is already witnessing new reforms in key sectors of the Government.

The Kenyan flag in the stadium stands. Pic by Monica Wawira

Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka were absent from the event since the two top government officials are out of the country on official duty in Turkey and China respectively.

Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi gave a short speech in which he called upon all Kenyans to deceit from any form of crime and terrorism but rather report any suspicious-terror looking individuals to law enforcers.

Mudavadi later invited the President who thanked Kenyans for their hard work in developing the nation and applauding the new developments injected by the Grand Coalition.

 

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