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Jamhuri (Kenya Independence Day)

December 12
The biggest of the national holidays in Kenya, Jamhuri is observed to commemorate the full independence of Kenya from the British in 1963. A year later, the country became a republic with Jomo Kenyatta (c. 1894-1978) the first president. The day is celebrated nationwide but with special events in Nairobi—speeches by the president and other officials, parades, fireworks, and ngomas (dances) performed in public plazas.
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
2249 R St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-387-6101; fax: 202-462-3829
AnnivHol-2000, p. 206
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 226
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And notwithstanding, his other notable honors and decorations include: The Star of Africa (Liberia, 1980), The Order of the United Republic of Tanzania--Nishani Ya Jamhuri Ya Muungano Wa Tanzania, 1985, The Order of Mille Collines (Rwanda, 1993), Grande Croix de l'Ordre Congolais du Devouement (Republic of Congo, 1994), Grand Officier de l'Ordre du Merite (Central African Republic, 1994), The Medal of Africa (Libya, 9.
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5-mile long section through Nairobi's Jamhuri Park.