Thousands of Kenyans have arrived at the Moi Stadium in Embu County to mark Kenya’s 60 years of self-rule.
The gates to the Moi Stadium were open as early as 4 am on Thursday, June 1 to allow the locals and guests to witness the national celebrations.
The locals braved the chilly weather to queue at the gate and by 6 am majority of them had been allowed into the state-of-the-art stadium.
This will be President William Ruto’s first Madaraka Day fete since he came to power in September 2022.
Senior government officials including Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua are also expected to attend the event.
Addressing the media on Wednesday Eastern regional commissioner Paul Rotich said the county expects about 10,000 people to attend the event.
He noted that the government has invested heavily in Embu County to ensure the celebrations are a success.
"The infrastructure has been refurbished and ready to host the celebrations," Rotich said.
The Embu Stadium which cost the government Ksh 476 million and three months to rebuild was handed over to Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Wednesday.