Kenya@50: The Golden Jubillee of Independence

On 12 December 2013 Kenya became independent and the next year joined the Commonwealth. Jomo Kenyatta, a member of the large Kikuyu ethnic group and head of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), became Kenya’s first President.

To mark the country’s 50 years of indipendence (Golden Jubillee), the campaign Kenya@50 is taking place.

Kenya@50 campaign is taking place in conjuction with private and public sector and all its activities set are along the line of uniting Kenyans and promoting the country.

“We want the people of Kenya to unite in reflection and commemoration, celebration and festivity.”,
H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya

Key Activities

A series of activities and events are taking place within the context of the Golden Jubillee commerations:
• National debate on Kenya@50 across all platforms. The media shall play a pivotal role in this event.
• National tree growing campaign with the aim of achieving 50 million trees grown during the year of golden jubilee celebrations.
• National Sports festival to cover all counties and culminating in a sports extravaganza in June 2014.
• Mashujaa Day 20th October 2013
• Jamhuri Day 12 Dec 2013
• Diaspora activities across strategically selected countries to focus on strengthening our economic pillars and enhance our brand presence globally .
• Construction of a new pediatric wing at Kenyatta national hospital
• Rehabilitation of Mathare Hospital
• A scholarship initiative that shall identify and support the most needy but talented children from across all 47 counties
• Laying the foundation stone of Kenya@50 monument. A practical self sustaining structure developed through public participation and to serve all Kenyans for generations to come.
• Heavy Branding of all major international events where Kenya is participating.
• Support existing activities or programs in line with Kenya@50 theme. Open to public participation.

“it is time to join hands [private & public sector] and ensure prosperity for all Kenyans for the next 50 years and beyond.””
H.E. Mr.Hassan Wario, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts, Chairman of the National Steering Committee Kenya@50

The 50th Jamhuri Day celebrations will take place at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani and it is expected to be the biggest celebration witnessed in the country since indipendence 1963.

1. H.E. the President of the Republic of Kenya Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta for the celebrations Kenya@50
2. Fireworks in the celebrations of Kenya@50