Today is Kenya’s Jamhuri Day, the day they celebrate their independence. Today Kenya turns 50 years old. How fun to be here while the celebrations of 50 years of independence go on all around the city and country. Here is something interesting we learned from our language helper. The current President, Uhuru Kenyatta, was born the year of their independence. He was named Uhuru, which means “freedom”, because of the countries’ new found independence.