Mashujaa Celebrations Head on[ Photo:Capitalfm.co.ke]
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to preside over the Mashujaa Day Celebrations that will be held at Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County.The President scheduled to host national celebrations to honour heroic efforts by those who fought for Kenya’s independence and subsequent heroes who have gallantly fought to protect the country against incursions.
Among the dignitaries expected to be in attendance are Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga among others.
Only 20,000 people will be allowed to attend the celebrations in person, in line with the Covid-19 safety protocols.
Normally, the Wang’uru stadium hosts more than 10,000 people.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead guests for the celebrations alongside the Deputy President William Ruto .
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho says the Wang’uru Stadium gates opened at 5am.
There will be strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols as
Kibicho has appealed to the locals without invitation cards to stay at home and follow the proceedings on television.
Guests have been categorised in 3 categories, with Red card holders, who are the VIPs expected to access the stadium through gate 2.
Those with blue stickers will use gate number 3 to access the stadium and those with green cards will access the stadium through the other 6 gates.
The official function will commence at 7.30AM.
Also with President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, a theologian who trounced incumbent Edgar Lungu to become leader of the southern African nation in 2020, arrived in the country to grace this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations at the Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga.
The Malawian leader, who will be the chief guest, arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon accompanied by his wife Monica at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
“I am leaving for Kenya today at the invitation of my dear brother and friend President Uhuru Kenyatta. I will hold bilateral talks with him for the benefit of our people. I have also been honored as Chief Guest at this year’s Mashujaa Day Celebrations for tomorrow,” Chakwera noted on his Twitter account before leaving Malawi.
They were received by ICT and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and and his Defence counterpart Eugene Wamalwa. Chakwera will be in Kenya for a three-day state visit.