BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,1ST JUNE,2022-Guests have started streaming in at the new Uhuru Gardens National Monument and Museum Wednesday morning ahead of the 59th Madaraka day celebrations.
An estimated 30,000 guests will attend the event presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta in what will mark his last national event as President.
The number of guests has been increased from 10,000 after the Government relaxed the COVID-19 containment measures.
Nairobi Regional Commissioner Kang’ethe Thuku said no one will be allowed to access Uhuru Gardens without face mask urging Kenyans to observe COVID-19 preventive measures.
Gates at the newly commissioned Uhuru Gardens opened at 6pm with Thuku saying motorists will be free to use any road in Nairobi since none will be closed.
He said there will be enough security officers to coordinate traffic, and urged those attending to follow instructions from the police to make their work easier.
Uhuru Gardens renovation project is said to be complete with a National government museum, a shopping and business complex, a convention centre and a hotel already constructed.