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Kenyans urged to attend Jamhuri Day Celebrations

Residents from Nairobi County have been urged to turn up in large numbers during this year’s 60th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi tomorrow December12, 2023 where President William Ruto will lead the nation in marking the event.

Nairobi Regional Commissioner (RC) Katee Mwanza announced that gates at Uhuru Gardens will be opened to members of the public as early as 6.00 am, noting those attending will be required to be seated by 8.00 am.

The RC who was speaking on Monday during a Jamhuri Day 2023 Media Breakfast briefing at a Nairobi hotel said the national day is important as it is a commemoration of the day Kenya became a Republic and was admitted to the Commonwealth.

Mwanza assured that all security measures have been put in place in residential areas, commercial buildings and roads for those attending the celebrations and those moving around in the city.

“Everybody is safe, property is safe, there will be free follow of traffic. Be confident that we have deployed enough security officers to secure those attending the celebrations from the estates to the venue,” he said.

Nairobi Regional Police Commander, Adamson Bungei on Monday, December 11, 2023 during a media briefing breakfast meeting at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi on the preparation for 60th Jamhuri Day Celebrations to be held at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi tomorrow. He said all preparations including measures on security and traffic flow for the celebrations have been put in place.

The RC mentioned that the country has made a lot of strides on development in Nairobi, citing the robust ICT infrastructure and good road networks that is conducive for investors to invest in the region.

“The President has put a lot of infrastructure in place  and a conducive environment  in this city for  development for both local and international investors,” he said and added that Nairobi as a regional hub does not only host Kenyans but also people from across the globe who undertake their businesses in the region.

Mwanza said this year’s Jamuhuri celebrations theme focuses on the youth, noting that the government has been supporting them through the small and medium enterprises, Hustler fund, and expanding digital space.

“The government has expanded the digital space to ensure every Kenyans accesses digital space and its 5,000 services online. We want people to take advantage of the services to register their businesses and to seek services from the government,” said the RC.

By Bernadette Khaduli

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