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Kakamega to host this year's Mashujaa Day fete at Bukhungu – Kibicho

Kakamega county will play host to this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said on Tuesday that the celebrations will be held at Bukhungu Stadium. 

Kenyans on October 20 celebrate the heroes and the heroines who fought for the country’s independence.

Last years’ ceremony was hosted at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, barely five days to the repeat presidential election. 

NASA brigade held a parallel event in Siaya and Kisumu to honour the victims of police brutality.

The President acknowledged the sacrifices “Kenya’s forefathers made to guarantee the freedom citizens enjoy today.”

Read: Big turnout at Mashujaa Day fete in Uhuru Park

Citizens who have made outstanding achievements have also been honoured in the past. 

Before the promulgation of the Constitution in 2010, the day was marked as Kenyatta Day. 

President of the Republic Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to lead the nation in marking the day.

Key state leaders, as is the tradition, are also likely to attend the fete. 

Also read: Matiang’i confirms October 10 as a public holiday

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