President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday led the nation in the celebrating the 41st anniversary of Kenya's founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. 

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Speaking at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Uhuru recalled the fateful day his father died, adding that the family felt as if it was the end of the world, because they were used to having their father around. 

“I remember this very early morning 41 years ago still very very vividly, and to some of us, it looked as if it was the end of the world because we couldn’t imagine life without him. But 41 years down the road, what still carries some of us forward is the time we were able to spend with him, to listen to him, to see what he was doing,” he said as quoted by Standard. 

Leaders present at the memorial also shared what they remembered the late Jomo Kenyatta for, with Deputy President William Ruto praising him for uniting Kenyans.

"He laid a firm foundation, through the Harambee spirit of pooling together, leaving no one behind, and forging a nation built on us working together," Ruto said.