Government Bans Mashujaa Day Celebrations in Counties

Interior Ministry Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho. [Photo: Standard]

The government has frozen this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations in counties across the country.

In a statement Interior PS Karanja Kibicho says the will only take place in Kirinyaga, far from the traditional practice where County Commissioners lead similar celebrations at the grassroots.

According to Kibicho, this is aimed at stopping possible spreading of Covid-19.

Kirinyaga County will be the host for this year’s Mashujaa Day. No celebrations
will be held in other counties as it has always been the case. We don’t want to escalate the
spread of Covid-19, and that is why we are freezing similar activities in other counties
,” said Kibicho

He spoke after inspecting ongoing works at Wanguru Stadium, the venue for the event on 20th of October.

The PS says the facility is almost 80 percent complete.

We are satisfied with the progress made so far. From the brief we have received from the
construction team, we have never been closer to this level of preparation ahead of national
holiday. This and other infrastructure meant to facilitate this year’s event will be ready by
October 5th,
” he said.

PS Kibicho was accompanied by his counterparts, Gordon Kihalangwa (Public Works), Paul Maringa (Infrastructure), Jerome Ochieng (ICT), Josephta Mukobe (Culture & Heritage), Esther Koimett (Broadcasting and Telecommunications), and Charles Hinga (Housing) and the Deputy Head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo.

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