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16 Oct 2019 | 06:07 PM UTC

Kenya: Mashujaa Day celebrations to take place in Mombasa October 20

Kenya News Alert

Mashujaa Day celebrations to take place in Mombasa October 20; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Mombasa county

Event

Mombasa county will host celebrations for Kenya's Mashujaa Day (National Heroes' Day) on Sunday, October 20. More than 40,000 spectators are expected to gather in Mama Ngina Park in Mombasa on Sunday to watch the Kenya Navy conduct a military ocean parade. Related events and gatherings are expected to take place across Mombasa county over the coming days.

A heightened security presence and business and transportation disruptions, including traffic congestion and road closures, are to be expected throughout Mombasa county during the holiday.  

Advice

Individuals in Mombasa are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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