Happy Jamhuri Day (Livestream from the celebrations in Kenya)

Watch live the celebrations for the National Day of the Republic of Kenya.

 

Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each year, Jamhuri is the Swahili word for “republic” and the holiday is officially to mark the date of Kenya’s establishment as a republic on 12 December, 1964. However, the country also gained full independence from the United Kingdom one year earlier on 12 December, 1963, so Jamhuri Day is a double event and is generally regarded as Kenya’s most important holiday, marked by numerous cultural festivities which celebrate the country’s cultural heritage.