As the government celebrates heroes, Kenyans on Twitter are also doing the same through the hashtag #ShujaaWangu.

The Mashujaa Day celebrations are in full swing at the Gusii Stadium in Kisii County as thousands of residents have turned up to witness the event. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected at the celebrations whose organizers say won't go past the two-hour mark because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the government celebrates heroes, Kenyans on Twitter are also doing the same through the hashtag #ShujaaWangu.

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Some of the Kenyans who've been hailed as heroes on Twitter include world-renown marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, Ali Gire, the Kenya Airways employee who exposed flights from China still landing in Kenya despite the coronavirus outbreak and pilot Captain Daudi Kimuyu Kibati, who died from the virus after evacuating Kenyans from New York. Health workers, parents and several police officers were also cited as heroes.

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