BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,12TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to lead the Nation Today in marking 54 years of internal self rule after gaining independence from Britain.The celebrations are taking place in Nairobi’s Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The same celebrations will also be observed in other 46 counties across the country with governors reading the president’s speech as well as outlining the development agenda of the county governments.
Security remains tight at Kasarani stadium with those getting in being frisked by security officers.
Vehicles getting into the venue were also searched.
Until the time of going on press prersident Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto and several dignitaries had a ready arrived.Former Ghana president John Mahama has also arrived at the venue.
The military parade and the ceremonial trooping of the colour be conducted by the Airforce Command from Moi Airbase in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
The Air Force will also host the President’s Guard of Honour and lead other armed and disciplined forces in a March past as well as pull off the flypast.
Those in attendance will be treated to a variety of entertainment— including live performances by local artistes, cultural songs and dances.
The culmination of the celebrations will be President Kenyatta’s address to the nation.The president is likely to outline his agenda that will be centered on uniting the country going forward especially after the hotly contested elections.
It will be his first national day function following his swearing-in on November 28 for his second and final term after the Supreme Court upheld his re-election in the October 26 fresh presidential poll.
It is not clear whether opposition leaders will be attending.