MASHUJAA DAY

Malawi President Chakwera arrives in Kenya for State visit

He was received by Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa and ICT CS Joe Mucheru.

In Summary

• Chakwera will be the chief guest at this year's Mashujaa/Heroes Day celebrations.

• The preparations for the celebrations have been completed and the gates into the stadium will be opened from 4am.

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera being received by the Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa and ICT CS Joe Mucheru at JKIA on Tuesday.
Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera being received by the Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa and ICT CS Joe Mucheru at JKIA on Tuesday.
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President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi has arrived in the country for a three-day state visit accompanied by First Lady Monica.

Chakwera will be the chief guest at this year's Mashujaa Day celebrations that will be held at the Wang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga county on Wednesday.

The Kenya Airways flight carrying the two touched down this afternoon at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Upon arrival, they were received by Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa and his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta are expected to receive the visiting president and his delegation on Thursday at State House, Nairobi.

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It is Chakwera's first visit to the country as a president after winning last year's elections, defeating Peter Mutharika with 58.57 per cent of the votes.

 Mashujaa Day is observed on October 20 as a public holiday to collectively honour all those who contributed towards the struggle for Kenya's independence or positively contributed in post-independence Kenya.

The preparations for the celebrations have been completed and the gates into the stadium will be opened from 4am.

 

Edited by CM