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Happy Madaraka Day

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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".


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