Uhuru to open historic park on Jamhuri Day


Motorists ride pas a section of Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi that is under construction. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Only 11,000 invited guests will be allowed into the Uhuru Gardens during this year’s Jamhuri Day celebrations.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the main dais will only have 1,000 people during the December 12 event.

"The invitations will be done through our usual system to ensure every Kenyan is represented, and for even participation of all the groups," he said.

The remaining 10,000 guests will occupy the public sitting area in accordance with the Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols. 

Speaking after assessing the venue, Kibicho, who is leading the national celebrations committee, said the stadium is almost ready for use.

Kibicho added that construction of the historic memorial park at Uhuru Gardens is 95 per cent complete. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to inaugurate the facility during the Jamhuri Day celebrations.


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