This year’s Jamhuri Day 2019 celebrations will be presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Nyayo Stadium on 12th December, 2019.
Happy Jamhuri Day to all Kenyans, the day we came out of Babylon jah bless: PEACE LOVE AND UNITY
Happy Jamuhuri Day to all Kenyans! Enjoy the celebrations and appreciate what your ancestors did to achieve self-determination, self-governance, etc. be safe… eg, don’t drink and drive! Harambee!
There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance. Sio saa yote Serikali iingilie kati.
“It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.” Jamhuri Day Njema!
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. So lets fight for Kenya… Happy Jamhuri Day!”Loading...
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Kenya Needs this… Wishing you Happy Jamhuri Day 2019!”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Happy Jamhuri Day 2019”
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. Jamhuri Day reminds us of our freedoms we fought for!”
“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. Sikukuu Njema”
“During this Jamhuri Day, lets remember that; for to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Let this Jamhuri Day remind us to fight for others and the weak.
Let this be our today’s Jamhuri Day quote. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This is what our independence heroes sacrificed for us. Happy Jamhuri Day 2019.
Remember this during this Jamhuri Day Celebrations, “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” Let this fact trouble your mind and heart this Jamhuri Day.
Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God, not from government. Happy Jamhuri Day 2019!
“Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.” This is the lesson we learn during Jamhuri Day
“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.” Lets remind our government this during this Jamhuri Day.
“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” Happy Jamhuri Day
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” Lets be ourselves because we are reminded of our freedom this Jamhuri Day
“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” Jamhuri Day Njema
“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” Happy Jamhuri Day
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” Lets demand for our right to a corruption free Kenya this Jamhuri Day
“I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” Happy Jamhuri Day!
“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
“We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
“Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.” Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Happy Jamhuri Day!
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Lets be like our independence Mashujaa Heroes.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every December 12th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by Nyayo Stadium in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbee’s, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
Jamhuri Day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the Shield and Defender forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
Those who won our Kenya independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country Kenya! Happy Jamhuri Day
We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Mediterranean Sea not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
If our country Kenya is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. Happy Jamhuri Day
It is the love of country Kenya that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
Life laughs at you when you are unhappy ….
Life smiles at you when you are happy ……
But, Life salutes you when you make others happy. Wishing you a happy Jamhuri Day
Jamhuri Day Kenya
This Day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each year.
Jamhuri is the Swahili word for “republic” and the holiday is meant to officially mark the date of Kenya’s establishment as a republic which happened on 12 December 1964.
The country also gained full independence from the United Kingdom one year earlier on 12 December 1963, so this Day is a double event and is generally regarded as Kenya’s most important holiday, marked by numerous cultural festivities which celebrate the country’s cultural heritage.
Happy Jamhuri Day
Also called Independence Day, one of the most important national holidays in Kenya, observed on December 12. The holiday formally marks the date of the country’s admittance in 1964 into the Commonwealth as a republic and takes its name from the Swahili word jamhuri (“republic”); December 12 is also the date when Kenya obtained its independence from Great Britain in 1963.
Under British rule since the late 19th century, Kenya officially became a British colony in 1920. The colonial administration opposed African demands for a greater role in the political process, and it was not until 1944 that an African was included in the colony’s legislature.
Disputes over land and cultural traditions continued, however, and the movement against colonial rule grew, culminating in the Mau Mau uprisings in the 1950s, during which the country was plunged into a state of emergency through most of the decade.
Africans gained some social and economic concessions as a result of the uprisings, and African political participation increased in the early 1960s. Kenya gained independence on Dec. 12, 1963, and became a republic a year later, with Jomo Kenyatta as its president.
Jamhuri Day Celebrations
Because this Day has such historical significance, virtually every Kenyan holds the this day’s celebrations to some extent. Celebrations include feasts, political speeches, parades, and dancing.
Jamhuri Day Video
Watch the video below and recollect how far we have come from and how far we have to go
Jamhuri day joke Kenya: I don’t want my Friends to sleep with your mother after I’m gone!
A man from Murang’a named Kamau went to his doctor after a long illness.
The doctor, after a lengthy examination, sighed and looked Kamau in the eye, and said, “I’ve some bad news for you. You have cancer, and it can’t be cured. I’d give you two weeks to a month to live.”
Kamau was shocked and saddened by the news, but of solid character, he managed to compose himself and walk from the doctor’s office into the waiting room. There, he saw his son who had been waiting.
Kamau said, “Well son, we Kikuyus celebrate when things are good, and we celebrate when things don’t go so well. In this case, things aren’t so well. I have cancer and I’ve been given a short time to live. Let’s head for the pub and have a few pints.”
After three or four pints, the two were feeling a little tipsy. There were some laughs and more beers. They were
eventually approached by some of Kamau’s old friends who asked what the two were celebrating.
Kamau told them that the Kikuyus celebrate the good and the bad. He went on to tell them that they were drinking to his impending end. He told his friends, “I’ve only got a few weeks to live as I have been diagnosed with AIDS.”
The friends gave Kamau their condolences and they had a couple more beers.
After his friends left, Kamau ‘s son leaned over and whispered his confusion.
“Dad, I thought you said that you were dying from cancer???
You just told your friends that you were dying from AIDS!”
Kamau said, “I am dying of cancer, son. I just don’t want any of them sleeping with your mother after I’m gone!”