President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading the nation in marking 56 years since Kenya became a republic.
The national celebrations are being held at Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium with Kenyans in other parts of the country gathering in various places to mark the day.
Gracing the occasion is the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon. Mia Amor Mottley.
Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga are among prominent Kenyans attending the celebrations in Nairobi.
Others are Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi and Chief Justice David Maraga.
Jamhuri Day commemorates the day Kenya became a republic on December 12, 1964.