What You Need to Access Mashujaa Day Venue

  • An undated photo of Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho addressing the press
    An undated photo of Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho addressing the press.
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  • On Wednesday, October 20, President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead Kenyans in celebrating Mashujaa Day at the newly constructed Wang’uru Stadium in Mwea, Kirinyaga County. 

    According to the National Celebrations Committee Chairman, Karanja Kibicho, only 2,000 people will be allowed into the 6,000 capacity stadium due to the strict Covid-19 pandemic protocols. 

    Kibicho, who is also the Interior Principal Secretary, on October 19, explained the requirements for one to access the venue. 

    Ongoing preparations of the October 20 Mashujaa day event seating arrangement at the Wang'uru stadium , Kirinyaga county
    Ongoing preparations of the October 20 Mashujaa day event seating arrangement at the Wang'uru stadium , Kirinyaga County
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    “We will be opening this stadium tomorrow (October 20) at 5:00am, we expect that people who have been invited will be seated latest 7:30am,” Kibicho stated. 

    Kibicho further gave details on how the invitation cards will be used, adding that there are three categories of cards: Red sticker cards, blue sticker cards and green sticker cards. 

    “All the people who will be holding the blue stickers are the ones who will be flanking the main dias and will walk through gate number three. If they are driving, they will park at Ngurubani Primary School and walk to the stadium.”

    For the green stickers, Kibicho stated that most will arrive by communal transport such as buses while others will come in their private vehicles. 

    “We expect those people to have arrived and parked at National Irrigation Board parking ground by 7:30am and any holder of those green stickers who will not have arrived by then will not be allowed entry,” added Kibicho. 

    Kibicho added that the VIP’s will have the red stickers and will largely occupy the main dias. 

    "All holders of the red stickers will be dropped off at gate number two where they will walk through the screening machines and come to their designated seating area."

    Kibicho noted that the stadium has a total of eight gates where the green sticker holders will be spread around the remaining gates. 

    The Interior PS added that entertainment will start at about 7:30am when everyone is expected to have settled and will continue until 10:30am when the VIPs arrive after which the function will start officially.

    “Invitation here is by card and if you don’t have either a red, green or blue card, you are advised to stay at home and watch the proceedings of this important function on television," added Kibicho. 

    The main dias at the Wang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County
    An undated photo of the main dias at the Wang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County.
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