Top 5 facts about Jamhuri Day:
1. Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in Kenya.
2. It is celebrated on 12 December each year.
3. Jamhuri is the Swahili word for "republic".
4. The holiday is officially to mark the date of Kenya's establishment as a republic on 12 December, 1964. However, the country also gained full independence from the United Kingdom one year earlier on 12 December, 1963.
5. Jamhuri Day is a double event and is generally regarded as Kenya's most important holiday.