Every Year at June 1st Kenya is celebrating.
The military parades through the streets dressed in green, red, black. There’s traditional dancing and singing, lots of music and evena speech by the prime minister.
The name of the day speaks for itself. “Madarka” is Kiswahili for “self government” or “responsibility”. The former british colony is celebrating their total independence that day. Officially Actually, Kenya became an independent state at December 12th 1963, but on June 1st 1963, the first prime minister Jomo Kenyatta took office.
About 30 000 guest are expected at this years celebrations that take place at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru and at the Uhuru park in Nairobi.
Kenya is struggling with violence and corruption but is aiming to be a strong as well as safe place to live.