This years Madaraka Day will be celebrated virtually due to the Covid-I9 pandemic.
The 1st June celebration is usually held to commemorate Kenya becoming an independent country from the British rule.
Below is the statement from interior ministry to all county commissioners.
The prevailing situation in the count, and the world with regard to the Covid-I9 pandemic has brought with it fundamental changes on how Governments across the world conduct day to day activities.
The mitigation efforts on the spread of Covid-I9 virus as guided by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization prohibit mass gatherings of whatever nature. In the current circumstances therefore, inviting large numbers of people for this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations shall not be possible.
The Ministry has put in place mechanisms for a virtual celebration of this year’s Madaraka Day that will be stream through all media houses and social media platioms. The celebration will run from 0800HRS and will culminate in ihe live address by His Excellency the President from State House Nairobi.
The Madaraka day Production will be packed with entertainment and documentaries that highlight our culture and development milestones to a Great Nation.
This is therefore to ask you to advise the members of public to remain at home and follow the celebrations on radio and television.
PS for Interior ministry
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