This year Jamhuri Day celebrations were held at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi County.
The highlights from President Uhuru Kenyatta Jamhuri Day speech are:
President Uhuru Kenyatta assured Kenyans that learning at all levels will resume on January 4th next year.
The President, who spoke Saturday at Nyayo National Stadium when he led the country in marking this year’s Jamhuri Day, asked parents and guardians to facilitate their children to resume learning when schools reopen.
“In that regard, and in line with the policy of the Government on universal and compulsory basic education for all children of up to 18 years, all parents and guardians are required to facilitate their children to resume learning in January 2021,” the President, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, said.
To ensure compliance with the directive and guarantee that no child will be left behind, President Kenyatta ordered the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, through chiefs and their assistants, to ensure that all children report back to school next month.
The President outlined achievements made by the Country in the roll out of the Big 4 Agenda programs, strengthening of Devolution & the battle against Covid-19, and restated the Government’s plan to resume learning in all classes effective 4th January 2021.
The Head of State noted that BBI proposals are the First Amendment to the 2010 Constitution saying the process is aimed at strengthening Kenya’s constitutional order.
President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded State commendations to outstanding Kenyans during this year’s Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium. Among those feted were Chief of the Defence Forces Gen. Robert Kibochi (Elder of the Golden Heart) for selfless service and devotion to the Nation, Athlete Catherine Ndereba (Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear) for achievements in sports, and Nurse Alice Njeri Mwaura of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (Order of the Grand Warrior) for selfless and dedicated service in the fight against Covid-19. The Head of State also conferred citizenship to several Shona and Banyarwanda people.