Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i led his committee preparing for the Madaraka Day celebrations to state house where they briefed the president on the update where they informed him that delayed Kajiado county stadium constructions may not guarantee the county to host the event.
On this note, the president directed that this year’s Madaraka Celebrations be held in Narok county and with conducting the fete in the same vicinity, government seeks to ensure that the benefits arising from the hosting of the national event are retained within the same economic block in line with the established trend of hosting some national events in the Counties.
President Kenyatta further directed the Ministry of Sports and Heritage to allocate Shs 100 million to Kajiado County to ensure the on-going works at the stadium are complete to meet the required standards in readiness for hosting national celebrations in future.
For beginners, Madaraka Day (Independence or Self-Governance Day) is a national holiday celebrated every first June of every year in the Republic of Kenya. It commemorates the day in 1963 when Kenya attained her independent self-governance after decades as a British colony.