The Wang’uru International Stadium in Mwea, Kirinyaga County, is complete and ready to host the national Mashujaa Day celebrations.
The clergy drawn from all denominations held prayers at the Stadium and blessed it in readiness for the national fete.
Speaking at the stadium after the prayers, the Kirinyaga County Clergy Forum Chairperson, Bishop Dedan Maina Gathara, said their main aim was to purify the stadium.
“We are here to declare the sovereignty of God, God’s peace and, God’s harmony,” Gathara said.
He added that they prayed for unity before, during and after the event and called on all the attendees to maintain peace.
“We are one in faith and in Christ and we call for peace from today and after the Heroes’ Day,” he said.
The clergy also noted that authority comes from God and he is the highest hero which the nation should honor before others.
“As the nation celebrates the Heroes’ Day, we must bring the highest hero first, God.”
The Coordinator of Kirinyaga Clergy, Dickson Njoroge, said they converged in the morning at the Stadium as Kirinyaga County Clergy Forum, to pray and bless the venue and they will be going around the County for prayers.
“After blessing the Stadium, we will go on a caravan around the County for prayers while preaching peace,” Njoroge said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, will lead this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga at the Stadium.
The County leadership and top civil servants have been calling for peace and urging local residents to take the opportunity to spur economic growth during the period.
A total of only 3,000 people will be allowed into the Stadium during the celebrations in respect to Ministry of Health guidelines on control of Covid-19.
The National Celebrations Committee spearheading the event was satisfied with the works at the celebrations’ venue and final decorations are being done at the site racing against time ahead of the celebrations.
The Heroes’ Day is commemorated to honor all those who contributed towards the struggle for Kenya’s independence or positively contributed in the post-independence Kenya.