Madaraka Day: Gov’t asks Kenyans to stay home, follow celebrations on TV, radio

This year’s Madaraka Day celebrations set to take place on Monday next week will be held virtually following the ban of mass gatherings as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Interior Ministry Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho says 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.

The celebrations are set to run from 8am on Monday, June 1, 2020.

“The Madaraka Day Production will be packed with entertainment and documentaries highlighting our culture and development milestones as a Great Nation,” said Kibicho in a circular to all regional commissioners dated May 26, 2020.

The regional commissioners are therefore required to ensure no gatherings are held during Madaraka Day.

“This is therefore to ask you to advise the members of public to remain at home and follow the celebrations on radio and television,” the notice further states.

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