Low turnout as Willaim Ruto presides over first national ceremony as president

Some of the unoccupied seats at Uhuru Gardens. [Dennish Ochieng, Standard]

Last year's Mashujaa Day fete was held at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta (now retired).

Nyayo Stadium can accommodate up to 45,000 people.

Uhuru Gardens was previously used on December 12, 2021 during Jamhuri Day celebrations.

Some 11,000 people attended the function.