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President William Ruto Announces Major Changes To This Year’s Jamhuri Day Celebrations

President William Ruto during the official opening of the 2022 Kenya Innovation Week, Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi. Photo/Courtesy.

President William Ruto has announced major changes to this year's Jamhuri day celebrations. During the official opening of the 2022 Kenya Innovation Week in Nairobi, the head of state announced that this year's Jamhuri day will be referred to as Innovation Jamhuri day.

He revealed that unlike before, this year's Jamhuri celebrations will be presided over by Technology leaders and not politicians or world leaders.

Ruto noted that the move is part of the efforts aimed at transforming the digital economy of the country.

"I deliberately decided that this year’s Jamhuri Day is going to be profiled properly and themed as the innovation Jamhuri Day" Ruto stated.

"Instead of inviting the usual people who we invite, I have decided to invite our technology leaders worldwide from Facebook and from Google" he added.


Constitutionally Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in celebrated on 12 December each year. It is meant to officially mark the date when Kenya became a republic on 12 December 1964, one year and six months after gaining internal self-rule on 1 June 1963. Jamhuri is the Swahili word for "republic"

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