Kenyans have taken to the internet to react to the good the good news from the government through the Ministry of Tourism.

On Tuesday, December 12, which is celebrated as Jamhuri Day the day which will mark the 60th anniversary since Kenya gained independence any citizen  can visit any animal orphanage, park, or marine walk for free to commemorate the stated day.

This was announced by the Cabinet Secretary of Tourism and Wildlife, Dr Alfred Mutua, on Friday at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters.

The CS claimed that the time for everyone to take pride in being a Kenyan and for everyone to enjoy the gifts of nature had finally came.

He urged Kenyans to take the once-in-a-lifetime  opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of their country.

“This free entrance extends to marine parks, safari walks, and animal orphanages. The offer is for Kenyan citizens with proof of identification and children accompanying parents or guardians or family members who have proof of identification,” he said.

He also didn’t fail to mention the time limit for entering these places for free which is from 6 am to 6 pm. Dr. Mutua noting this emphasized the importance of compliance during the visit.

“I encourage all visitors to comply with the officials at the parks by carrying national ID’s and passports. This not only facilitates a smooth process at the entrance but also ensures the security and accountability of visitors,” he said.

He continued to call on visitors to play an active role in environmental conservation.

“As we celebrate our nation’s independence and enjoy the beauty of our wildlife and natural heritage, let us also be responsible stewards of the environment. I urge everyone to practice responsible tourism and leave no trace behind,” he added.

This will be the second time the celebration is held at Uhuru Gardens, a commemorative park that was erected in remembrance of the country’s transformation into a republic.

Jamhuri Day (Republic Day) is a national day meant to mark when Kenya became a republic on 12 December 1964, which was one year and six months after gaining internal self-rule on 1 June 1963 from British rule.

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