President William Ruto has led the 59th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens.
The head of state first inspected the guard of honor mounted by all three formations of the Kenya Defense Forces.
The president has underscored the need to mark the day with honor. He challenged citizens to reshape their focus in building the country.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has called all elected leaders to deliver on their mandate.
Moreover, he has commended the president for leading the nation mark the first national celebration under his regime.
Rigathi has termed the move as historic.
Speaking at the event, Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja challenged parents to endeavor in teaching the little ones about the country’s heroes.
He also called for the expedited opening of the Uhuru gardens to the public.
Those present at the celebration are UK high commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot, a section of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Cabinet secretaries as well as nominated cabinet secretaries who are under vetting before approval to form President Ruto’s cabinet.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka of the Azimio la Umoja coalition is among those present at the event.