Madaraka Day Special, a pictorial essay

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Madaraka Day is a national holiday celebrated every 1st June of every year in the republic of Kenya. It commemorates the day in 1963 that Kenya attained internal self-rule after decades as a British colony.

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe makes his entry into Kinoru Stadium, Meru County during the Madaraka Day Celebrations, 2018.

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe inspect a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces during the Madaraka Day Celebrations, 2018 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County
President Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by First Lady Margaret Uhuru during the Madaraka Day Celebrations, 2018 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe during the Madaraka Day Celebrations, 2018 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County

 

Deputy President William Ruto makes his address during the Madaraka Day Celebrations, 2018 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta leads Deputy President William Ruto, Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka to reconciliation and forgiveness during the National Prayer Breakfast at Safari Park hotel, Nairobi

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta cheers as Deputy President William Ruto and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga reconcile during the National Prayer Breakfast at Safari Park hotel, Nairobi
President Uhuru Kenyatta with South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza
during the Madaraka Day Celebrations, 2018 at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County. Looking on is First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe.