Let’s celebrate other shu­jaas on Mashu­jaa Day

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Kenyans celebrate Mashu­jaa Day to re­mem­ber the he­roes and hero­ines who fought for our In­de­pen­dence. But there is need for the me­dia to re­de­fine the term mashu­jaa, which since the pro­mul­ga­tion of the 2010 Con­sti­tu­tion has only been used to re­fer to the free­dom fight­ers. The me­dia should high­light to­day’s he­roes such as hu­man rights ac­tivists, the KDF and many other Kenyans who vol­un­teer and make other peo­ple’s lives bet­ter. Our ath­letes who make our na­tion proud by through win­ning medals should be cel­e­brated.

IN­NO­CENT OLECHE Maseno Univer­sity

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