June 01, 2020 - 1 Comments

Madaraka means freedom or independence in Swahili.
Madaraka Day (Independence or Self-Governance Day) commemorates the day in 1963 that Kenya attained independent self-governance after decades as a Kenya Colony.

The difference between Madaraka & Jamuhuri day is that Madaraka day is celebrated on the day Kenya attained internal self-rule while Jamhuri marks the day that Kenya became fully independent.

This year, there might be changes in the way we celebrate due to observing the safety measures set in place to curb the spread of Covid 19 but that shouldn’t stop us from appreciating the efforts & sacrifices that were made for the country.

Today, you can also choose to celebrate your independence from various things that have been affecting you for the longest time but don’t have control over you anymore. Listed below are a few things you can celebrate independence from;


1. Toxic Relationships

A toxic relationship is often characterized by repeated, mutually destructive modes of relating between a couple/people. These patterns can involve jealousy, possessiveness, dominance, manipulation, desperation, selfishness or rejection.

You might have found yourself in a toxic relationship either with a lover, a family member/ friend and somehow with/without help you managed to get yourself out of it by cutting those people off. Happy Independence to you!



2. Bad Habits
A habit is something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way.

It only becomes bad if it hinders you from doing your work and/or achieving your goals/dreams. Examples of bad habits include addictions such as alcoholism, procrastination, watching too much TV etc.

Kudos to you for fighting for your freedom & winning! Keep on countering the urge to go back to the old ways by coming up with as many good habits as possible as long as you can manage them.



3. Debts.

You have a reason to celebrate if amidst this pandemic, you have managed to pay off all your debts.

Things have not been going well for some time now but Big Up to all those who have managed to clear all their debt, finally, all your hard work & good planning have paid off! Also, to those who’ve managed to clear part of it, Congrats! Small progress is better than no progress at all!


4. Illnesses
They say that good health is true wealth and if you lose it you lose everything. Therefore, if you have been battling an illness (es) for some time and through proper care & treatment you managed to recover. Cheers to You!



As we join the country in commemorating Madaraka day, what are you celebrating independence from? Leave a comment & tell us your story.


  • Kelvin mwenda June 1, 2020 at 9:59 am

    First that’s a great article. Am celebrating my independence from a toxic relationship. Am always happy I finally had the guts to free myself,it was not easy but I finally did it


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