NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 14 – The Mama Ngina drive waterfront in Mombasa County will host 40,000 people during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations, according to the Government.
The Mama Ngina drive has for months been undergoing a multi-million shillings face-lift, in a partnership between County and the National Government.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho who paid a visit to the expansive waterfront says preparations for the October 20 are on high gear.
“This is a National Day that keeps moving from one County to another in order for us to leave capacity in the Counties where we go. We have done many others, and this is the time for Mombasa County,” Ps Kibicho said.
“But, because this County is part of the bigger Coast Region, we’ll also want when we host the Mashujaa Day here, to give it a Coastal flavor. When we go to the practices and invitation of performers and Mashujaa’s, you’ll witness that this will truly be a Coast affair. This is because we want to leave the people of Coast empowered and feeling that this is truly their day.”
On that day, President Uhuru Kenyatta will recognize notable people and fete them for different achievements.
This year will be the first time the National Salute shall be received from the Kenya Navy.
Traditionally, salutes have been received from either the Air Force or the Kenya Army.