Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has declared Monday December 13th 2021 as a public holiday due to Jamhuri Day celebrations that fall on a Sunday.
“In line with the provisions of Section 2 and 4 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 110), it is hereby confirmed that 13th December 2021 will be a public holiday, by dint of Jamhuri Day falling on Sunday 12th December 2021,” Matiangi said.
“This day bears profound historical significance as it marks the attainment of Kenya’s independence and the birth of the Republic. All citizens are encouraged to honour and celebrate this day in a manner that promotes unity, national cohesion and economic progress in the country,” the statement read.
Matiangi “encouraged all citizens to honour and celebrate this day in a manner that promotes unity, national cohesion and economic progress in the country.”
This year’s Jamhuri Day celebrations will be held at Uhuru Gardens.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said only 11,000 invited guests will be allowed into the celebrations.
This is Kenya’s National Day and as such marks two key events in the history of the country. It celebrates Kenya becoming a republic on December 12th 1964 and also marks Kenya’s independence from the United Kingdom a year earlier on December 12th 1963.