In two weeks’ time, Kenya will mark the National Mashujaa Day celebrations which will be staged in Kirinyaga County.
The rehearsals by the military team and the entertainment groups begun in the venue on yesterday as part of familiarization with the field to ensure a successful event.
Entertainment groups from different parts of the country who were successfully selected by the Permanent Presidential Music Commission to entertain the guest were also present to begin their preparations as part of the national programme.
The National Celebrations Committee led by Interior Principal Secretary (PS), Karanja Kibicho, witnessed the rehearsals. Also present were senior military officers, Kirinyaga County Governor, Ann Waiguru, and Statehouse MC, Peter Wanjohi.
The committee further conducted the final inspection of the Wang’uru stadium, roads infrastructure, Police Headquarters and County Commissioner Headquarters.
Addressing the media at Kerugoya State Lodge, PS Karanja Kibicho, who is also the Chairperson of the committee, said preparations for the national event were in the final stages.
“With 15 days to go the committee is today we are making the final inspection of the facility with rehearsals also going on,” Kibicho said.
“We have given ourselves up to October 8 to ensure that the stadium is ready, we are not far off as 90 per cent is done,” he added.
Kibicho also said immediately they are done with the inspection of the facilities, the National Celebrations Committee will embark on drawing the actual programme of the day.
The PS insisted the celebration will be semi-virtual due to the pandemic and only invited people will attend.
“As we said earlier, the event will not be full color due to covid-19 pandemic. Those who will be given cards will be allowed into the stadium. We don’t want the event to leave us in tears,” he insisted.
Kibicho was accompanied by PS Esther Koimett- Broadcasting and Telecommunication, Prof. Paul Maringa- Infrastructure, and Sports PS, John Okudo.
By Mutai Kipngetich