Our Nation turned 50 on Thursday 12th December and it was indeed a day of splendor and joy. While the day composed of celebrations at the Kasarani Stadium, with Heads of State, the night was filled with the commemoration of the “Khoja Mosque” as an iconic building in the history of Kenya. Built in two years, in 1922 this Prayer building which is the Jamatkhana is famously known as “Khoja Mosque” and has been visited by various personalities over the decades HE The Governor Major General Sir Edward Northey and Queen Elizabeth in 1956.
The evening was lit with the Young Ismailia Band that played the Kenyan National Anthem and marched to the Mosque along Moi Avenue. The community members were carrying the Kenyan flag or in some item of clothing being patriotic and enjoying the double celebration. The Ismailia community has been known to be influential in the business and economy of the country since they came to Kenya nearly 100 years ago.