Madaraka Day program at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu

Madaraka Day program at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu

Kenya will commemorate 58 years of independence on Tuesday, June 1st, with Madaraka Day celebrations.

This year’s celebration will take place at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Mamboleo, with festivities set to begin around 9 a.m.

Unlike last year, 3,000 people are expected in the stadium this year, but with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

Kenyans began pouring into the stadium as early as 6 a.m. on Tuesday, with those who did not have invitation cards being turned away.

The order of events will be as follows:

9.00 a.m- All invited guests are seated at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium, Kisumu.

10.30 a.m- Arrival of Service Commanders.

10.35 a.m.- Chief of the Defence Forces, Gen. R K Kibochi, EGH, MGH, ‘ndc’ (K), ‘psc’ (UK) arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium.

10.40 a.m. – Cabinet Secretaries; the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice. Martha Koome; Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Justin Muturi, E.G.H., M.P. and the Speaker of the Senate, Sen. Kenneth Lusaka, E.G.H., M.P., arrive and are escorted to their seats.

10.40 a.m- Guard of Honour marches to position.

10.45 a.m- The Deputy President, Hon. Dr. William Ruto, E.G.H., arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium.

10.45 a.m- His Excellency the President, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. and Her Excellency the First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta leave State Lodge for Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium.
10.55 a.m.- His Excellency the President, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., and Her Excellency the First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium.

The event will then proceed as follows:

On arrival, Their Excellencies the President and the First Lady are met by Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. R K Kibochi, EGH, MGH, ‘ndc’ (K), ‘psc’ (UK).

His Excellency the President is escorted to the Ceremonial Vehicle by Chief of the Defence Forces.

Her Excellency the First Lady is escorted to the Presidential Dais.

His Excellency the President greets wananchi.

His Excellency the President mounts the Ceremonial Dais.

National Anthem.

East African Community Anthem.

His Excellency the President inspects the Guard of Honour.

His Excellency the President proceeds to the Presidential Dais.

The Guard of Honour marches off.

Fly past by KDF Aircraft.

Free fall by para troopers.

Prayers.

The Governor of Kisumu County, Hon. Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, E.G.H., makes welcoming remarks.

The Deputy President, Hon. Dr. William Ruto, E.G.H., speaks and invites His Excellency the President to make his address.

His Excellency the President, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., addresses the Nation.

National Anthem.

The State Motorcade leaves Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium for State Lodge, Kisumu.