Photos:Uhuru, Museveni join Kenyans in marking 52nd Madaraka Day fete
Celebrations to mark the 52nd Madaraka Day have began at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi where more than 30,000 people were expected.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, who met briefly at State House, have arrived at the stadium for the festivities.
Deputy President William Ruto is also present.
Security has been heightened at the stadium, police saying hawkers will not be allowed inside.
Thousands of other officers have been deployed across the county to ensure safety.