The Kenyan Ambassador to Uganda, Kiema Kilonzo has announced a series of activities to mark Jamhuri Day, Kenya’s Independence.
Jamhuri Day, observed on 12th December each year, is the most important National holiday in Kenya as it marks the date the country obtained independence from United Kingdom.
The ambassador noted in a statement that this day is normally marked by festivities to celebrate Kenya’s cultural heritage, milestones and to reflect on the journey of independence.
“As we celebrate our 55th Jamhuri Day and considering that Cultural Diplomacy is one of the key Pillars of our Kenya Foreign Policy, Kenya High Commission in Kampala endeavors to use our rich and diverse culture to promote friendship and mutual understanding between our two countries,” Kilonzo said.
Ambassador Kilonzo noted that, “We further acknowledge that economic growth and sustainable social economic development is necessary to achieve the President’s Big Four Agenda which include investment in manufacturing, food security, affordable housing and healthcare for all.”
As such, he revealed that the Kenyan High Commission in Uganda targets to have a series of activities in the month of December, 2018 which are geared towards promoting relations between Kenya and Uganda, showcasing Kenya’s cultural diversity, promoting regional commercial integration and promoting Kenya as a tourist destination.
Some of the activities will include; a visit to MASULITA Children’s Village in Wakiso District on Wednesday December 5. The visit seeks to express solidarity and support to the concerted efforts of the Ugandan people to positively impact the lives of the underprivileged in the society.
This will be followed on Saturday by a golf tournament on Saturday to be hosted at the Uganda Golf Club, Kitante. Kilonzo said the tournament will facilitate a stress free environment for interaction and conversation on trade and investment between government officials, the cooperate world, and other like-minded persons.
The Kenyan embassy will later hold a Jamhuri Day Reception on Tuesday December which will be used to reflect on Kenya’s achievement as an independent nation.