Nairobi(Mogadishu24)-The Federal Republic of Somalia congratulated Kenya on Tuesday for Jamhuri Day, the annual commemoration of its independence held on December 12th.

Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, the Somali ambassador to Kenya, stated, “On this auspicious day, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Kenya extends our warmest congratulations and heartfelt wishes to the people of Kenya on the celebration of your Independence Day.”

This year’s event marks the 60th anniversary of Kenya’s independence from British colonial rule in 1963, with more than 30,000 people gathered at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi to celebrate the nation’s day.

Kenya’s President, William Ruto, and other officials are expected to attend the event and will address the nation during the day. Each county government is also holding celebratory events at their respective stadiums as the governors read the presidential address.

Dr. Raymond Omollo, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, underscored the importance of this day in celebrating the bravery, efforts, and sacrifices of the veterans who fought for Kenya’s freedom.

“This significant day is a tribute to the sacrifices, courage, and unwavering determination of the countless freedom fighters who fought for the country’s liberation. Their acts of valour should be the force that drives our collective action,” said Mr. Omollo.

Kenya was colonized by the British in the late 19th century during the Western nations’ scramble for power and colonialism in Africa.

The struggle for independence began in the early 1950s when the ‘Mau Mau’ fighters formed, playing a vital role in Kenya’s fight for independence.

Kenya gained independence on December 12th, 1963, when Jomo Kenyatta became the Prime Minister and later the President after achieving full independence in 1964.

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