[PHOTOS] Kenyans flock to Uhuru Park for Gen Z memorial concert

The Shujaaz Memorial Concert is in honour of those who died during anti-tax protests.

In Summary
  • The event got underway some minutes to 3pm starting with the National Anthem.

  • Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja who okayed the use of Uhuru Park for the memorial said he would attend the concert.
Kenyans cheer as they are entertained during Shujaaz Memorial Concert at Uhuru Park to honour protesters who died during the anti-Finance Bill demonstrations, July 7,2024.
Kenyans cheer as they are entertained during Shujaaz Memorial Concert at Uhuru Park to honour protesters who died during the anti-Finance Bill demonstrations, July 7,2024.

Gen Zs and Millennials have thronged Uhuru Park in their numbers for a memorial concert in honour of protesters killed during anti-Finance Bill these past two weeks.

July 7, popular as Saba Saba, is also an important day in the fight for the country's second liberation and the event will be used to reflect on Kenya's history.

The event, dubbed Shujaaz Memorial Concert, has also brought on board people outside the two generations who have committed to supporting the course.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja who okayed the use of Uhuru Park for the memorial said he would attend the concert.

Gates to the venue opened from 9am amid tight security.

Organisers of the concert led by activitst Boniface Mwangi said the concert is expected to start at noon and end at 7pm.

However, the event got underway some minutes to 3pm starting with the National Anthem.

Several artists are expected to perform.

Kenyans arrive for the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans arrive for the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
Image: LEAH MUKANGAI
Crowds are entertained at Uhuru Park during Shujaaz Memorial Concert to honour protesters who died during the anti-tax demonstrations, July 7,2024.
Crowds are entertained at Uhuru Park during Shujaaz Memorial Concert to honour protesters who died during the anti-tax demonstrations, July 7,2024.
Image: ENOS TECHE
Kenyans cheer as they are entertained during Shujaaz Memorial Concert at Uhuru Park to honour protesters who died during the anti-Finance Bill demonstrations, July 7,2024.
Kenyans cheer as they are entertained during Shujaaz Memorial Concert at Uhuru Park to honour protesters who died during the anti-Finance Bill demonstrations, July 7,2024.
Image: ENOS TECHE
Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
Image: LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
Image: LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
A young lady is lifted shoulder high by Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
A young lady is lifted shoulder high by Kenyans during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park Nairobi on July 7, 2024.
Image: /LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Security officers at the entrance of Uhuru Park ahead of the Shujaaz memorial concert on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Security officers at the entrance of Uhuru Park ahead of the Shujaaz memorial concert on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Security officers at the entrance of Uhuru Park ahead of the Shujaaz memorial concert on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Security officers at the entrance of Uhuru Park ahead of the Shujaaz memorial concert on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Police manning at the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Police manning at the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Police truck positioned outside during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Police truck positioned outside during the Shujaaz memorial concert at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
Kenyans waiting for the Shujaaz memorial concert to commence at Uhuru Park, Nairobi on July 7, 2024/LEAH MUKANGAI
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