Interior PS Karanja Kibicho has disclosed that today's Madaraka day celebrations will be different compared to the rest.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, Kibicho stated that there will be a little heavy military display, unlike in the past.
According to the Interior PS, this is because the military will be bidding goodbye to their commander-in-chief President Uhuru Kenyatta.
"This Madaraka Day is special being the last one for President Uhuru Kenyatta. it will be a little heavy on military display. This is the opportunity you take to showcase your might as a country, you must reassure your citizens that you are ready to protect them against any aggression from outside
"We will also be showcasing military hardware because the KDF needs to say goodbye to the Commander-in-Chief because it will probably be the last day he will conduct a national day," he stated.
Kenyans thronged the newly commissioned Uhuru Gardens for the first time as early as 6:00 am on Wednesday for the Madarak Day fete.
The event will be graced by over 30,000 people.