This year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations will be marked at Karatina stadium, Mathira East Sub-county Mathira constituency on Saturday, 20th October, 2018.
County Government of Nyeri under the leadership of Governor H.E. Mutahi Kahiga is joining hands with Mathira MP Hon Rigathi Gachagua to ensure that the 55th Mashujaa day celebrations are successful. This will be the first time a sitting governor will preside over the event outside Nyeri town which is the Nyeri County headquarters.
Since time immemorial, the national celebrations were being marked at Dedan Kimathi Kamukunji stadium in Nyeri town. The governor said his government will be marking such celebrations in every sub county in rotations.
In addition, he said his Government took this decision so as to reach to the people at the grassroots and make them feel as part of the Government.
Mashujaa day is a special day that was set aside by the National Government to remember the freedom fighters.
Joining hands with the National Government officers, the Governor also said that the preparations have already kicked off so as to make the day successful and requested all the residents to avail themselves during that day and celebrate together.
Nyeri County is known to be the home of the Mau Mau Freedom fighters led by Dedan Kimathi Wachiuri among others.