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Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence

By - | Updated Sat, June 1st 2013 at 00:00 GMT +3

Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya today celebrated 50 years of independence at a ceremony held at the Nyayo National Stadium.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the stadium at 11 am and was received by Chief of Defence Forces General Julius Karangi before inspecting the guard of honour.

The 47 county governors and commissioners also presided over Madaraka celebrations in all the counties countrywide.

Kenya gained its’ independence in June 1, 1963. Kenya’s first president the late Jomo Kenyatta relentlessly fought for indepence and was even detained at Kapenguria.