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From churches to entertainment venues, how Kenyans celebrate Christmas


Turkey is served as guests celebrate Christmas at the Tamarind Tree Hotel in Nairobi on December 25, 2022. [Boniface Kendo, Standard]

People from all walks of life flock to churches and entertainment venues to celebrate Christmas.

Unlike the cold and gloomy weather of 2021, this year the skies were clear and many revelers had to hide in the shade to avoid the scorching sun.

President William Ruto and the First Lady dance with other leaders during the Interdenominational Day of Thanksgiving Prayer at Uasin Gishu County, Eldoret Sports Club, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. [Peter Ochieng, Standard]

President William Ruto led the celebrations by calling on Kenyans not to let circumstances determine their fate.

“The humility of our means should never limit the possibilities of the future. Let us take care of each other, provide what we can to those in need, share love, and spread joy,” he said.

Tamarind Tree Hotel Grill Chef Mwalimu Mbuvi prepares smoke for guests during Christmas celebrations at the Nairobi Hotel on December 25, 2022. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

His views were echoed by First Lady Rachel Ruto, who said: “The humblest places can produce eternal greatness, and desperate circumstances are often the melting pots that change history”.

Archbishop Nyeri Anthony Muheria has called on Kenyans to show compassion and donate to those affected by hunger.

Below are photos from around the country.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri administers communion after his Christmas message at Consolata Cathedral in Nyeri on December 25, 2022. [Mose Sammy, Standard]
Some of the mothers who gave birth on Christmas Day at Kitale Category 4 Hospital. [Martin Ndiema, Standard]

Kenyans celebrate Christmas at the swimming pool of the Calabash Hotel in Migori town on December 25, 2022. [Caleb Kingwara, Standard]

Tamarind Tree Hotel Chef Justus Mulei cuts a crocodile during Christmas celebrations at the Nairobi Hotel on December 25, 2022. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

A young believer listens to the Christmas message delivered by Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri at Consorata Cathedral in Nyeri on December 25, 2022. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

Sunday 25 December 2022 Kenyans enjoy activities at uhuru park this Christmas. [Samson Wire, Standard]


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