As Kenyans celebrated the 55th Jamhuri Day today, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Kenya Army ceremonial attire seemed to steal the show.

It was only the third time that a president was donning the Red Tunic, starting with Jomo Kenyatta and Moi….


President Kenyatta was honouring the Kenya Rifles Regiment 17 Battalion flag

For non Kenyans, Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each year to mark when Kenya gained its independence.

The Red Tunic is the ceremonial dress for the Kenya Army. Commander-in-Chief Uhuru is presenting colors to an Army Battalion, first time it is happening in Kenyan history.

Check out photos of President Uhuru at Jamhuri Day celebrations;

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

Photos courtesy of State House Kenya.

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