Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence

Kenya marked 50 years of independence on Thursday 12th December

10 heads of state were in attendance

The celebrations began on Wednesday night as the President re-enacted the hoisting of the flag 50 years ago.

On Thursday, more than 10 regional heads of states and government  joined thousands of Kenyans who braved mid-morning rains to celebrate 50 years of independence.

Our reporter, Maria Galang, covered the day’s pomp and colour

From the dancers & drummers who were preparing to perform

Drummers prepare to perform

Dancers prepare for KenyaAt50 performances
Dancers prepare for Kenya @ 50 performances

Maria was even able to catch up with a Mau Mau freedom fighter

Despite this momentous occasion, Kenyans still hope for a better future.