Jamhuri Day

Jamhuri Day, also known as Republic Day, is a public holiday in the Republic of Kenya, and it is observed on December 12 each year.

Jamhuri Day marks the date when Kenya became a republic on December 12, 1964. In 1920, Great Britain established colonial rule in Kenya. Numerous disputes occurred between Great Britain and Kenya, and the struggles in attempts to regain freedom continued till June 1, 1963, when Kenya was allowed to form the autonomous government. In December 1963, Kenya declared independence, and Jomo Kenyatta became the first Prime Minister.

On December 12, 1964, the Republic of Kenya was established and Jomo Kenyatta became the first President.

The following is the list of Jamhuri Day in Kenya from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Jamhuri DayDec 12, 2022Monday
Jamhuri DayDec 12, 2023Tuesday
Jamhuri DayDec 12, 2024Thursday
Jamhuri DayDec 12, 2025Friday
Jamhuri DayDec 12, 2026Saturday

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