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Kenya marks 47yrs of self-rule...Congratulations to you

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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Wakuu,

    this is to wish all Kenyan members of this forum and our guests a Happy Madaraka Day,
    and may you be blessed to have a better future free of civil unrest and tribalistic bickering

    Tuko pamoja.
    Asanteni.



    Kenya marks 47 years of self-rule


    By Peter Opiyo

    President Kibaki will this morning lead Kenyans in celebrating the 47th Madaraka Day.

    Kibaki is expected at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi, at 10.55am. The day commemorates when Kenya[​IMG] attained internal self-rule. The country later attained full independence on December 12, 1963.

    Kalonzo and House Speaker Kenneth Marende are expected to accompany Kibaki. Prime Minister Raila Odinga is on official trip to France.

    As the country marks the day, focus turns to the achievements made since 1963.

    It is likely that speakers will touch on the need for a new constitution.

    At National Prayer Breakfast last week, Kibaki told the nation this is the time to get a new law after more than two decades of elusive search.

    The Standard | Online Edition :: Kenya marks 47 years of self-rule
     
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    Thousands join Kibaki in celebration

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    President Kibaki inspects a Guard of Honour
    By Peter Opiyo

    President Kibaki led the nation in what could perhaps be the last Madaraka Day celebrations under the Independence Constitution.

    And thousands of Kenyans took time to witness this occasion at the Nyayo National Stadium, maybe to be part of history should Kenyans endorse the Proposed Constitution and destine the current one to the dustbin.

    Prime Minister Raila Odinga captured the possibility of an end of an era of the current laws, saying Kenyans did not participate in the making of the current Constitution and that it is a colonial document that needs to be overhauled with a process that Kenyans have participated in.

    This belief in patriotism was evident at the other part of the stadium that directly faced the dais.

    A group of 5,000 students from 24 secondary schools in the city resplendent in the national flag colours occupied 20 compartments, bringing out a colourful display of the national colours of green, white, red and black.

    National flag

    The PM said: "Nikiangalia pande ile naona bendera ya Kenya[​IMG]. (From where I sit, I can see the national flag colours on the other side of the stadium)."

    Kibaki entered the stadium at 11am to a cheering crowd and acknowledged by waving back aboard the ceremonial land rover as he took a lap round the stadium. First Lady Lucy Kibaki did not attend the ceremony.

    Security was tight at the function and journalists were directed to gain entry into the venue from other routes other than the traditional entrance.

    Seventeen guards ringed the President after he was through with inspecting the guard of honour mounted by the military, but only three of them climbed with him up the dais. Chief of General Staff Jeremiah Kianga and the aide-de-camp (ADC) also accompanied Kibaki up the dais.

    It was the first national day assignment for Kibaki's new ADC Lt Col GK Muturi, who took over the job last week.

    The First Lady's State House choir also had its maiden performance belting out Sote Tupendane (let's love one another) tune. The choir is an initiative of Mrs Kibaki and came into being at the beginning of the year.


    http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=2000010729&cid=4&ttl=Thousands%20join%20Kibaki%20in%20celebration
     
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    President Mwai Kibaki during the Madaraka Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, June 1st, 2010. The President directed the Ministry of Transport to work closely with Traffic Police department to ensure that road carnage is reduced.
     
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    President Mwai Kibaki arrives at Nyayo National Stadium on for the 47th Madaraka Day cerebrations





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    President Mwai Kibaki get into his ceremonial car during the 47th Madaraka day celebration at the Nyayo National Stadium.


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    President Mwai Kibaki (right) with Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka after attending the Madaraka Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, June 1st, 2010
     
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    Nairobi Provincial Administration officers follow the proceedings at Nyayo National Stadium on 01 June 2010 during the 47th Madaraka day cerebrations


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    General Service officers from Kenya police match past the presidential dais at Nyayo National Stadium on 01 June 2010 during the 47th Madaraka day cerebrations


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    President Mwai Kibaki, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende and Chief Justice Evans Gicheru follow proceedings during the 2010 Madaraka Day celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi.


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    President Mwai Kibaki looks over a detachment of Kenya Armed Forces during the 2010 Madaraka Day Celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi.
     
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    Mzee Kibaki anaonekana amechoka kweli, au ni umri tu? Hongera wakenya kwa maadhimisho ya madaraka day.
     
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    sorry if i am missing a point, what exactly kind of independence ur refereing to? do we have independent african state?
     
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