JAMHURI DAY FETE

[PHOTOS] Kibicho inspects Uhuru Gardens ahead of Jamhuri Day celebrations

The park will host 11,000 invited guests.

In Summary

• The park will host 11,000 invited guests on December 12.

• President Uhuru Kenyatta will preside over the event. He will unveil a museum in the park.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho on Tuesday inspected the newly built Uhuru Gardens which is expected to host this year’s Jamhuri Day celebrations.

Kibicho led a team of government officials to check the progress of the renovations and said they are ready to host the event.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations./WILFRED NYANGARESI

The park will host 11,000 invited guests on December 12.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will preside over the event. He will unveil a museum in the park.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kibicho said rehearsals will start this week and will include trooping of the colours by the Kenya Defence Forces.

He said a team will meet next week to decide if there will be parallel celebrations in the counties.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho addresses the media outside Uhuru Gardens Nairobi on December 7, 2021 after the inspection./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho addresses the media outside Uhuru Gardens Nairobi on December 7, 2021 after the inspection./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Public events have largely been scaled down as a Covid-19 prevention measure.

 

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Intirior PS Karanja Kibicho address media outside Uhuru Gardens Nairobi on Tuesday 7, December after the inspection. The garden is to host Jamuri Day celebrations on Sunday 12./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Intirior PS Karanja Kibicho address media outside Uhuru Gardens Nairobi on Tuesday 7, December after the inspection. The garden is to host Jamuri Day celebrations on Sunday 12./WILFRED NYANGARESI

According to the military tradition, the trooping of the colours ceremony is one of the symbolic trust given to a unit/base. Such events are marked on Jamhuri Day.

Normally a presidential colour is trooped when a unit or base performs in a national ceremony or when the commander-in-chief or a foreign head of state is honoured with a guard of honour.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho led a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations /WILFRED NYANGARESI

During trooping of the colours, the colours are marched in under escort of the colour party to the edge of the parade.

It is ceremoniously received by the unit/regimental/base Sergeant Major who hands it over to the colour officers.

Kibicho lead a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations.
Kibicho lead a team of government officials to Uhuru Gardens to check the progress of the renovations.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

The colour officer is of the rank of a lieutenant and commands the colour party.

The refurbishment of the gardens started in August last year.

President Kenyatta has visited regularly to check the progress.