Kenya yesterday marked 54 years of self rule after gaining independence from Britain.
The national fete, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, was held at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, in the capital Nairobi while regional celebrations was held in the other 46 county headquarters.
Kenyans started trickling in to Kasarani for celebrations on early Tuesday morning, with gates opening at 7am.
Security at the stadium was tight, with those getting in being frisked by security officers.
Vehicles getting into the venue were also searched.
According to Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe several dignitaries will attend the national fete in Nairobi.
The military parade and the ceremonial trooping of the colour be conducted by the Airforce Command from Moi Airbase in Eastleigh, Nairobi.