The Government today launched preparations for Madaraka Day to be marked on Monday June 1, 2015. The chairman of the National Celebrations Steering Committee, Mr Mohammed Barre, called on Kenyans to turn up in large numbers for the celebrations across the country.
He said attending national day celebrations is a sign of patriotism and a way of appreciating our heroes’ efforts in liberating the country from colonial rule. “There is an element of fatigue among Kenyans these days,” he said at a media breakfast held today at Laico Regency, Nairobi. “Let’s be patriotic enough to value our national days. This is a day to honour our past and present.”
Nairobi Regional Co-ordinator for national celebrations Njoroge Ndirangu asked media to help in educating Kenyans on the importance of national celebrations. Kenya has been independent for 52 years, he said, and thus has a big story that can be told by the media.
“The country continues to be an island of peace and that has not happened by chance but because Kenyans work hard, create unity and focus on development,” said Mr Ndirangu.
He said the country had achieved a lot across all sectors – including education, health and politics – and is among the fastest growing economies in Africa.
“Nairobi residents should come to Nyayo Stadium on Monday and enjoy the entertainment we have prepared for them and most importantly listen to the speeches.”