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No Mashujaa Day celebrations in Thika this Year.

Thika West DCC Tom Anjere in a previous national celebrations at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.
For the first time in the history of this town, celebrations to mark Mashujaa Day in Thika Sub-County will not be held at the Thika Stadium since the county leaders have been invited to attend the National Celebrations to be held at Uhuru Park Nairobi.

In a circular dated 19th October 19, 2017 and forwarded to all heads of departments and media centres, Thika West Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Tom Anjere communicated them of the changes instead inviting them for the presidential function in Nairobi.

“Reference is made to our earlier letter inviting you for the Mashujaa Celebrations at Thika Stadium on 20/10/2017 starting from 9:30am, I wish to communicate to you that the venue has since been changed to Uhuru Park in Nairobi where the function will be presided over by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta,” read part of the circular.

The DCC requested those interested in attending the said function to report at the DCC offices at 8:00am for transport arrangements.

It has been a tradition in the town that residents converge at the stadium DCC and other local leaders attend and deliver the president’s message to the people.

While the celebrations are normally marked with an elaborate programme and attract many residents, of late they have been experiencing low turnout may be due to the absence of elected leaders who opt to join the president or skip altogether.

This year’s fete was expected to be different with area MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina promising to break this trend and personally attend.

“As the area MP, I will personally attend the occasion at Thika Stadium and celebrate together with our people. I want to break the cycle that has been there previously where leaders failed to attend thus killing the morale of their electorate and making the occasion lose meaning,” said Eng. Wainaina earlier Thursday morning before the event was cancelled.  

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