Only Invited Guests to Attend Mashujaa Day - PS Karanja Kibicho

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta at the National Prayer Day at State House on October 10, 2020
    President Uhuru Kenyatta at the National Prayer Day at State House on October 10, 2020
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  • Interior Principal Secretary (PS) Karanja Kibicho on Monday, October 12, announced that the Mashujaa Day Celebrations will be an invites only affair.

    Kibicho was speaking in Kisii where he led a team from the Ministry of Interior in inspecting the venue ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations on Wednesday October 20.

    Speaking to the media, Kibicho revealed that only invited guests will be allowed into Gusii Stadium during the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho addresses a summit in Mombasa on January 13, 2020.
    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho addresses a summit in Mombasa on January 13, 2020.
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    Kibicho was joined by Kisii Governor James Ongwae in the inspection tour to assess the preparedness of the county ahead of the celebrations.

    The PS also lauded the Kisii County Government for cooperation and level of preparedness ahead of the national event.

    Ongwae reiterated that the county is ready to host the celebrations and welcomed all the invited guests.

    "We are ready! Hosting the National Celebrations committee team led by Internal Security PS Dr Karanja Kibicho as we Jointly inspect the various activities ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations next week. Karibuni Kisii, the Land of Matoke and Soapstones," noted Ongwae.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, October 8, met leaders from the Kisii region to discuss development in the region ahead of the 2020 Mashujaa Day celebrations.

    The Government is yet to draft a list of guests that will be allowed into the stadium with a section of Kenyans speculating on the attendance of Deputy President William Ruto.

    Ruto failed to attend the Covid-19 conference hosted at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) on Monday, September 28.

    He, however, attended the National Prayer Day at State House, Nairobi, on Saturday despite not being allowed to speak.

    The Madaraka Day celebrations held at the State House gardens in Nairobi on Monday, June 1 was followed by Kenyans virtually due to the strict Covid-19 regulations on public gatherings.

    Narok resident pictured in pomp and colour during Madaraka Day Celebrations on June 1, 2020.
    Narok resident pictured in pomp and colour during Madaraka Day Celebrations on June 1, 2020.
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