Madaraka means power or control in Swahili. On 1st June, 1963 Kenya attained self-rule from British. Below is a collection of pictures in celebration of Kenya’s Madaraka day.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta being sworn in as prime Minister in Nairobi
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta rallying up Kenyans
Police have a hard time holding back Jubilant Kenyans on Madaraka day 1963
The colonialists round up suspected MAUMAU freedom fighters
Prominent Kenyan leaders on 5 April 1962 after the Independence talks in London
A FREE NATION – June 1 1963
Madaraka Day 1st June 1963
British colonialist guards check the identification cards of Kikuyu Men during the state of emergency in 1952
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta performing bush colonialist war dance with former Mau Mau fighters
Kenya’s first President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
Hundreds of Kenyans suspected to be MAUMAU captured for interrogation in Nairobi
01 Jun 1963, Nairobi, Kenya — 6/1/1963-Nairobi, Kenya- Waving his “wisk” the newly-elected Premier of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, (R, foreground), greeted throngs of cheering citizens as he rode through the streets of Nairobi. Accompanying Kenyatta are Tom Mboya, (L), Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs; A. Oginga Odinga, Minister for Home Affairs; and James S. Gichuru, Minister for Finance. The motorcade was part of the National Holiday celebrations which marked the start of internal self-government for the African nation. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
Field Marshal Musa Mwariama with the MAUMAU fighters
All Kenyan presidents in one Picture : H.E Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, H.E Mwai Kibaki, H.E Daniel Arap Moi
The Kapenguria six






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