Happy Madaraka Day to all Kenyan people.
As well as the start of PRIDE month, today is also Madaraka Day, a national holiday celebrated every 1 June in the Republic of Kenya.
It commemorates the day in 1963 when Kenya attained internal self-rule after being a British colony since 1920.
Kenya only attained partial independence on this day in 1963 and did not become a fully established republic until about a year and a half later on 12 December 1964. In recognition of the above, Kenya also celebrates Jamhuri Day (Republic Day) on the 12th of December every year.
Madaraka is a Swahili word for "authority, ruling power".