Uhuru set to lead Madaraka celebrations in Narok

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Narok County is set to hold this year’s Madaraka celebrations. 

The event, which will be led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, will be the 56th since independence.

Madaraka commemorates the day Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963, preceding full independence from Great Britain on December 12 that year.

The main aim of Madaraka Day is to promote and maintain unity and culture among the people of the country.

On this day, native people of Kenya show their traditional music and dance skills. The end of the celebrations is usually marked by the speech of the president.

Last year’s Madaraka day’s celebrations were held at Meru County where Uhuru promised Kenyans to invest more on universal healthcare and fight against corruption

Narok leaders met with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House celebrations for early arrangements of this year’s Madaraka celebrations.

Uhuru urged the team to embrace unity as the leaders vowed to support his efforts in uniting the country through the Building Bridges Initiative.

The leaders also agreed that corruption was deterring the country from developing and added that they would use their resources in the fight against graft.

The president asked Narok leaders to shun divisive politics as the leaders promised to focus their energy in the implementation of the government’s big four agenda.

Uhuru added that it is only through unity that the Narok leaders will accelerate development in their region.

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