REPUBLIC OF KENYA TO HOST THE 13th MARA DAY CELEBRATION.

Submitted by on 10 June 2024


Preparation for the 13th Mara Day celebration has kicked off. 

The annual event will be held in Maasai Mara University in Narok County, Republic of Kenya from 13th to 15th September. 

This year’s theme will be, “Flowing Forward Together: Conserving Mara Basin Ecosystem for Sustainable Biodiversity and Climate resilience”. 

The Republic of Kenya through the Ministry of East African Community (EAC), the ASALs and Regional Development has officially confirmed readiness to host the event. 

In a letter sent to Lake Victoria Basin Commission Executive Secretary Dr Masinde Bwire, the ministry stated that the preparations to host the event are underway. 

Among the activities planned for the event include a scientific conference, tree planting, exhibitions and competitions. 

The event is held on a rotational basis between the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania. 

Participants display their produce during 12th Mara day in Mugumu

Last year, the United Republic of Tanzania hosted the 12th Mara Day Celebrations in Mugumu, Serengeti district, Mara Region. 

The Mara River Basin forms one of ten major rivers that drain into Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. 

The river is the lifeline of the world’s renown Maasai Mara and Serengeti ecosystem which forms the bedrock of tourism activities for the two sister EAC countries.  

Mara Day celebration helps to recognize and safeguards the vitality of the shared Mara Serengeti ecosystem.  

Representative from the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania sign MOU during the 12th Mara Day

Positive results including signing of MOU between Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania on the trans-boundary water resources management for Mara River Basin and formation of Mara River Trans-boundary water users’ forum have been birthed because of the past celebrations.  

Several dignitaries from the East African partner states are expected to grace the occasion 

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