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There will be no fanfare in the June 1, 2020 Madaraka Day celebrations due to COVID-19. /CFM-FILE.

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President Kenyatta to lead Madaraka day celebrations online

NAIROBI, Kenya May 27 – This year’s Madaraka Day celebrations set to take place on June 1 will be held online following the ban on mass gatherings in measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Kenya had recorded 1,348 infections and 52 deaths by May 26, with a warning from the Ministry of Health that the worst is yet to come.

Interior Principal Secretary Eng. Karanja Kibicho said the celebrations will be streamed through all media houses and social media platforms and will culminate in a live address by President Uhuru Kenyatta from State House, Nairobi.

He said the prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic, has made it difficult to have public gatherings to mark the day.

Madaraka Day celebrations are held annually in commemoration of the day in 1963 when Kenya gained independence from the British colony.

This will be the third National function event the President will be hosting at his official residence since March 13, when Kenya announced her first COVID-19 positive case.

This includes the National Prayer Day against the COVID-19 outbreak on March 21 and Labour Day celebrations on May 1.

The Madaraka Day production will be packed with entertainment and documentaries that highlight Kenya’s culture and development milestones in the past 57 years.

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