Today is the 46th Madaraka Day for Kenya, the anniversary of Kenya's independence from Kenya.
One blog aptly put it: Today Kenyans celebrate the recovery or restoration of Kenya's independence (which preceded the period of colonial domination).
Today I lift up:
+ the remarkable resilience and resourcefulness of the Kenyan people.
+ the need for Kenyan women and children to be treated with dignity, respect, and nonviolence in their homes and in the community.
+ the treasure of Kenya's natural resources and the urgency to protect them--forests, mountains, wildlife, ocean, savannah, lakes.
+ our global, collective responsibility to each widow and orphan in every Kenyan family, shamba, village and city.
+ a vision for Kenya where the nation's great capacity is realized, and the needs of all are placed before the desires of the wealthy and powerful few.
+ the need for healing and unity among all people groups in Kenya, so that each one may contribute to the common good and live in peace, without fear!
May all of Kenya
the prosperity she deserves!
Learn about Kenyan history & the observances happening today:
How 'The Standard' reported first Madaraka Day - 18 hours ago
The story captured Kenya's first Madaraka Day. It, ideally, would have been published on Sunday, June 2 but then this paper did not have a Sunday edition ...Standard - 28 related articles »
Madaraka Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mar 27, 2009 ... Madaraka Day, 1 June, commemorates the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963, preceding full independence from the United ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madaraka_Day - 17k - Cached - Similar pages -
Madaraka Day Special « Muigwithania 2.0
We feel the day has come the 'true patriots' (Generation Kenya ,Revisioning ... Madaraka Day Special « Muigwithania 2.0 on Shocking BBC ...kikuyunationalism.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/madaraka-day-special/ - 27k - Cached - Similar pages -
The Standard Online Edition :: How 'The Standard' reported first ...
Jun 1, 2009 ... The story captured Kenya's first Madaraka Day. It, ideally, would have been published on Sunday, June 2 but then this paper did not have a ...www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1144015675&cid=4& - 2 hours ago - Similar pages -
Kenya: Madaraka Day The Bridge to Africa Network
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Kenya Talk / Picturespeak Madaraka Day Mkatiko
25 posts - 9 authorsRe: Picturespeak Madaraka Day Mkatiko. I have just seen my ex. I thought she was in Kenya but am surprised she's shaking it somewhere in Mass. What to do? ...kenya.rcbowen.com/talk/viewtopic.php?id=114627&p=1 - 52k - Cached - Similar pages -
Sadly, it seems, those holding power today in Kenya's government have their heads in the sand about the reality for millions of Kenyans in the provinces:
Kenya's Kibaki says coalition not in crisis
President Kibaki addresses the nation during the 46th anniversary of Madaraka Day at the Nyayo stadium on Monday. He said the government was not in crisis.
Posted Monday, June 1 2009 at 14:32
Coalition has been accused of internal bickering, failing to tackle corruption, slow progress on political reform, and inability to stem economic decline.
Officials from both factions frequently squabble in public, on subjects ranging from protocol to policy.
Dysfunctional nature of the coalition has slowed government business and paralysed parliament.
Kenya's President Kibaki said on Monday the coalition government was not in crisis, even as his Madaraka Day speech drew brief heckling from the crowd.
President Kibaki Madaraka Day speech
The coalition has been accused of internal bickering, failing to tackle corruption, slow progress on political reform, and inability to stem economic decline.
May they wake up soon, rather than waiting to be wakened by the anger of the masses!
Ee Mungu nguvu yetuIlete baraka kwetuHaki iwe ngao na mlinziNatukae na unduguAmani na uhuruRaha tupate na ustawi.
Amkeni ndugu zetuTufanye sote bidiiNasi tujitoe kwa nguvuNchi yetu ya KenyaTunayoipendaTuwe tayari kuilinda
Natujenge taifa letuEe, ndio wajibu wetuKenya istahili heshimaTuungane mikonoPamoja kaziniKila siku tuwe na shukrani
Let all with one accordIn common bond unitedBuild this our nation togetherAnd the glory of KenyaThe fruit of our labourFill every heart with thanksgiving.
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