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Celebrities in a major concert to celebrate SGR at KICC tonight

By George Orido | Published Wed, May 31st 2017 at 16:53, Updated May 31st 2017 at 17:29 GMT +3
President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils the Mombasa Terminal of the Standard Gauge Railway dubbed 'Madaraka Express' on 31st May,2017. The President officially commissioned the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway and was joined by national and government leaders, dignitaries, diplomats and Kenyans from all walks of life for the inaugural ride to Nairobi.

Makadara Express Kenya for Kenya music concert is scheduled for tonight at Kenyatta International Convention Centre starting from 4pm to midnight.

The concert to celebrate the arrival of the first SGR passenger train will feature big celebrities including Nameless, Avril, Roughtone, Wahu, Bahati, Willy Paul among others.

Also performing will be comedian duo Mtumishi and Mchungaji, Cheepukeezy and others.

According to Art and Culture P.S Dr Joe Okudo the event is a true celebration of Kenyan hospitality and unity as a people.

"I am extremely excited to be part of history and even more excited about being part of this show," said Avril as she was preparing for the big show tonight.

D.J Space will be on hand on the decks with pure entertainment.

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"This is going to be a night like no other. I am going to make it truly memorable," he said finalising on the playlist of the evening.

Roughtone is going Western with original Libya Gospel numbers before he caps it all with Mungu Baba hit song.

"To all my fans let's meet all at KICC to celebrate the SGR and also Madaraka Day," he called on his followers.

He also wished his Muslim brothers and sisters a happy Iftar.

"It's a great opportunity for Kenyans to come and meet their stars and together celebrate our culture  and welcome the New SGR as we celebrate Madaraka Day," said Dr Okudo.

Earlier the artists had met with the Sports, Culture and the Arts Cabinet Secretary Dr Hassan Wario at his offices whether they agreed on the repertoire.

“The SGR couldn’t have come at a better time in Kenya’s history and we are going to have a very rich cultural aspect to rail transport,” he told the artistes.

The start of the performance was to coincide with the arrival of the train at Nairobi with passengers including President Uhuru Kenyatta.

D.J Space, Avril, Wahu and Roughtone are some of the artistes paying courtesy call to C.S Dr Hassan Wario and P.S Dr Joe Okudo before the Makadara Express Kenya for Kenya Concert Scheduled for the KICC tonight. PHOTO BY GEORGE ORIDO