Machakos prepares to host Mashujaa Day on Thursday
This is the first time the event is being hosted outside Nairobi. National Youth Service officers have been deployed to guard the event venue
‘IT WILL MAKE GOVERNORS CULTIVATE DISCIPLINE’ ‘IT IS AN HONOUR TO HOST THE NATIONAL EVENT. WE WELCOME ALL KENYANS TO MACHAKOS’
Machakos town is gearing up to host the Mashujaa Day celebrations.
This is the first time the National Day event is being hosted outside Nairobi.
For the last three weeks, the Kenyatta Stadium has undergone renovations in preparation for the Thursday fete.
National Youth Service officers have been patrolling the streets of Machakos.
The stadium is being closely guarded by the Kenya Defence Forces.
A section of the perimeter wall at the stadium was brought down and is being rebuilt with an arch being erect- ed at the entrance to the stadium.
The county commissioner’s residence is also being renovated and a state lodge is under construction.
The Mulu Mutisya Gardens have also been given a facelift, grass planted and a statute of the late Mutisya has been erected.
Police and the County Inspectorate teams have been training in the Machakos Showground since last week.
Flowers on the roadside are also watered daily to spruce up the town.
Yesterday, Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka said it is an honour to host the national event. He welcomed all Kenyans to enjoy the hospitality of Machakos residents.
He said Ukambani is home to freedom heroes including Paul Ngei and Muindi Mbingu, who are part of Ken- ya’s history.
Hotel owners have reported increased bookings. Gelian Hotel director Geoffrey Makau yesterday said the expects the facility to be booked to capacity by Wednesday.
He said the four-star hotel is planning an entertainment event on the eve of Mashujaa Day.
Mama Sarah Obama will be among the heroines feted by the government on Mashujaa Day.
Water CS Eugene Wamalwa on Saturday said Obama will be honoured for her contribution to supporting orphans and other vulnerable children.
He said the father of the US President, Barack Obama Senior, will feature in the list of those recognised.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will host the event.
Workers build a wall at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos town