Kenya: President Kibaki’s Last Jamhuri Day Speech
Jamhuri Day is the most significant day in our national calendar, because it reminds us of the time in 1963 when Kenya attained her independence from colonial rule.
As a nation, we remember and acknowledge the important role played by our freedom fighters, some of whom paid the ultimate price in the struggle for our independence. To them we owe the duty to ensure that their dreams of a united, peaceful, prosperous and truly independent state are achieved.
It is therefore fitting that on such an occasion we reflect on the journey we have travelled. We reflect on how we have overcome the challenges of fighting poverty, ignorance and disease as envisioned by our founding fathers…”
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