Pictures of Kenyans during Mashujaa Day fete at Uhuru Gardens

Kianyaga Boys put up a traditional dance sung during Mashujaa Day celebrations. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Kenyans began trooping to Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi as early as 8.00 am on Thursday for the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

President William Ruto has already made his way to the grounds ahead of the day’s celebrations.

Senior government officials among them Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula and various dignitaries have also arrived.

Kenyans streamed into Uhuru Gardens for Mashujaa Day celebrations. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

A spot check by The Standard at the gardens Thursday morning showed a sizeable crowd already gathered for the day’s activities.

Security has been heightened at the grounds as visitors continue to stream in.

Kenya infantry hearses ahead of the main Mashujaa Day function at Uhuru Gardens. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

The Standard has learnt that about 230 heroes and heroines will be honoured during the celebration.  

Kenyans are looking forward to Ruto’s first keynote address as President, with hopes that he will touch on a myriad of issues including the high cost of food and basic commodities, fuel prices, and a ravaging economy.

Young patriots were in attendance. [Elvis Ogina]

Cabinet Secretary nominee for Mining Salim Mvurya told KTN News that the country can expect lower food prices soon, adding that President Ruto intends to keep his promises.

“Ruto has pointed to the fact that the Kenyan economy will thrive. Most of these efforts will not be short term but in the medium term. Very soon, we should be able to see the outcome of the recovery plan…In the next few months, we should have fewer food prices,” Mvurya said.

Exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna who jetted back into the country today is also in attendance at the 59th Mashujaa Day fete.

Miguna was escorted from JKIA by a security team.

Miguna Miguna arrives for the Mashujaa Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]