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It will be history repeating itself come December 12th

05 December 2013, 22:15

Nairobi - 50 years have passed since Kenya gained its independence from the British. It was a day to celebrate as for the first time; the country was to have a black man running affairs and a government with Africans as majority.

Jomo Kenyatta who is regarded as the founding father, stood before the whole country to take oath of office at a time when hope and jubilation filled the air. Kenyans had visions of bright futures for themselves and future generations. The political arena was dynamic and vibrant and all was looking well for the nation.

Fast forward to present day Kenya and the hopes that once filled the hearts of the youth in the 1960’s is back. The constitution has created an environment where everyone is envisioning a better Kenya as days go by. Passed in 2010, the constitution is the document that has lifted the once dampened spirits of the Kenyan people. Just like back then in the early 60’s, the Lancaster conference had delivered a constitution for the country that clearly gave Africans the virtual mantle of power before the actual Independence Day.

The head of state currently is the founding father’s son. His Excellency,Uhuru Kenyatta has ascended to power at a time very similar to his father’s; a time when there are clear governance structures that are with full capacity to execute their mandates. It is a time when democracy is being reinstalled to its true form. Just like his father’s days, Kenya s re-emerging from dark days filled with political oppression and fear.

Currently, the nation is thrilled with the new president who took over reigns of power in March of this year. He is embarking on new projects that will spur economic and political growth in the country. Celebrating 50 years of independence will be like celebrating re-birth. And just to ascertain that, it is planned that the celebrations will be at Uhuru gardens, the exact spot where 50 years ago his father not only celebrated with Kenyans the hard earned independence but also planted a tree which will be one of the events conducted by Uhuru Kenyatta.

Indeed it is said that history repeats itself and to the truest sense of that statement, it is repeating itself as we head towards our jubilee year. It is historic and everyone is anxious to celebrate it in style. Happy birthday Kenya, you are now 50 years.  

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