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Only 3,000 people to attend mashujaa day celebrations

The 10,000 capacity in Wang’uru Stadium in Mwea will be the venue for this year’s National Mashujaa Day celebrations.

According to the National Celebrations Committee Chairman Karanja Kibicho, only 3,000 people will be allowed into the stadium due to the required strict Covid-19 protocols.

Wang’uru Stadium which is expected to host Mashujaa Day. Photo by Mutai Kipngetich

“We will allow 2,000 locals to be at the stadium on the material day, while the remaining 1,000 will comprise dignitaries from outside Kirinyaga County,” Kibicho said.

The Interior Principal Secretary urged the local residents to avoid overcrowding within and around the stadium.

He directed that all those residents and other Kenyans who will not get an opportunity to enter into the venue should follow live proceedings of the event through their television screens at their respective homes.

The PS also freezed all other parallel Mashujaa day celebrations countrywide.

“There will also not be any such celebrations in the county headquarters as had been the case before as it will be the only one in Kirinyaga,” he stressed.

Accompanied by members of the national celebrations committee, they inspected the ongoing construction of the state lodge at the County Commissioner headquarters, parking areas and expressed satisfaction in the progress.

“We expect the contractor to move out of this site by the fifth of next month, while a handing over ceremony will follow on the ninth, in readiness for the fete,” he said.

Kibicho who addressed the media after a lengthy meeting at the venue also disclosed that all the landing sites both in Mwea and Kerugoya had been identified and appropriately marked for the purpose

“Further, all the hotels where the guests will spend their nights have been identified and owners briefed accordingly.

The PS who chairs the committee was accompanied by Prof Paul Maringa (Infrastructure), Esther Koimett (Telecommunication and Broadcasting), Gordon Kihalangwa (Public Works), Jerome Ochieng (ICT), Josheta Mukobe (Culture and Heritage), Charles Hinga (Housing), and Deputy Head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo.

By Mutai Kipngetich

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