Kenya celebrated 50 years of independence Thursday, December 12 with singing and dancing at a ceremony attended by 14 heads of state,
including Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn (pictured above with President Uhuru Kenyatta), at the country’s main stadium in the capital, Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said that 90 percent of Kenyans now have access to education and health care thanks to increased facilities and trained medical staff. He praised the thousands of local entrepreneurs that had founded businesses. President Kenyatta’s father, Jomo, previously served as Kenya’s first president after Kenya became independent from Britain in 1963.