12-12-2017 by redazione
Today is a national holiday in Kenya. It is the celebration of the "Jamhuri Day". It's the day of the Republic, which is the date in which officially entered into force before the Constitution of the Republic of Kenya, 12 December 1964.
Jamhuri is the Swahili word which means "Republic" and the following year 12 December is considered national holiday. The African country had achieved full independence from Britain a year and a half earlier, on June 1, 1963. Jamhuri Day is considered as the most important of Kenya feast day, all over the country are celebrated festivals that highlight national unity while the peculiarities of the different tribes and the cultural heritage of the country.
Fifty-four years ago on June 1, 1963, the Kenyan Shadow Government, with President Jomo Kenyatta, forged the first excerpt of the Constitution of Kenya, which would then come into force on 12 December of the same year.
That is why...
Originally it was the "Kenyatta Day", the day that recalled the date of birth of Jomo, first independent President of Kenya, October 20,1889.
Since 2010, after the drafting of the new constitution, the National Day has also been dedicated to...