Mashujaa day celebrations

By Susan Njire

Today’s mashujaa day celebrations are to be held in strict compliance with the ministry of health covid-19 containment measures.Long queues were witnessed outside the Gusii stadium early this morning as Kenya- ns turned out in large numbers for the 57th mashujaa day celebrations.

Security was intensified as General Service Unit officers screened those entering the stadium not even journalists were spared in the checks.Kisii county Governor James Ongwae has those who would miss out to follow the proceedings from ten screens in the stadium periphery.Deputy President William Ruto in style and was welcomed by Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the stadium to lead the state in celebrations.Anyone entering the stadium was required to wear a mask and wash hands or sanitize.The mashujaa day celebrations is the first national holiday to be marked publicly since the Corona virus was reported in the country in March.Only 3500 people have been allowed into the Gusii stadium.

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