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All set for Mashujaa celebrations

It is all systems go for this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations after the National Celebrations Committee took over the Wang’uru stadium, the venue of the fete.

Speaking during a media briefing this morning at the Digital Nice City in   Ngurubani, the Central Regional Commissioner (RC), Winfred Nyagangwa, said the busy Embu- Mwea road will be closed to motorists at the Samson’s Corner, to avoid any inconveniences to those attending the celebrations.

“The Makutano – Mwea Road will also be closed down and motorists will be required to pass straight to Sagana before turning right at the Sagana – Kutus-Embu junction while motorists from the Embu side will divert at the Samson’s Corner through Kutus, Kagio and Sagana,”the official said.

Nyagwanga asked motorists affected by the temporary close down to bear with the situation since it will be for just a few hours.

He said the County, by hosting the fete, the government had spent Sh 300 billion on various development for the wellbeing of the area residents.

The RC said the Sh 300 million International Stadium which has the State-of-the-Art facilities has since been completed and ready to host tomorrow’s celebrations.

“This Stadium has completely transformed the face of Ngurubani town and will be hosting local and international events hence, the ongoing modernisation of roads and improvement of pavements and sidewalks,” Nyagwanga said.

During the breakfast media, personalities both local and international, were accredited to cover tomorrow’s historic event.

“The practitioners will be required to be seated at their various designated places within the Stadium by Six (6) am tomorrow,” the RC said.

The vehicles for the accredited media people have been issued with special passes and will access the stadium through Gate 3.

The practitioners will be required to carry with them their Media Council accreditation Cards, their Media House Cards and the one they were issued with this morning.

This will be the last Mashujaa Day ceremony to be presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta whose ten year term ends in August next year.

By Irungu Mwangi  

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