Madaraka Day holiday on June 1st will be celebrated virtually. The Ministry of Health banned public gatherings in a bid to flatten the curve of coronavirus. As a result, Madaraka day ceremony will be streamed live on media stations and will begin at exactly 8 am.
“The mitigation efforts on the spread of covid-19 virus as guided by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization prohibit mass gatherings of whatever nature. In the current circumstances therefore, inviting large numbers of people for this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations shall not be possible,” the statement from Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho reads.
Hence, the Ministry has put in place mechanisms for a virtual celebration of this year’s Madaraka Day. The ceremony will be streamed live on all social media platforms and media houses. President Uhuru Kenyatta will also address the nation from State House in Nairobi.
Furthermore, the ceremony will be packed with entertainment and documentaries. The documentaries will highlight Kenyan cultures and the developmental milestones Kenya has made in past years.
The prevailing situation in the country and the world with regard to the coronavirus pandemic has brought with it fundamental changes on how Governments across the world conduct day to day activities.