Come October 20, 2016, Machakos town will vibrate with what is expected to be largest ever crowd of visitors. On that day, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced, Machakos county will the national venue for Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day) celebrations.
President Kenyatta announced this during Madaraka day celebrations in Afraha Stadium, Nakuru on June 1, 2016.
Nakuru was the first County to host a national event following the national governments decision to hold two of the five national holiday celebrations per year away from the traditional Nairobi City.
The other holidays to be celebrated out of Nairobi are Madaraka Day and Madaraka day in on June 1.
Machakos County, already leading in publicity and goodwill from Kenyans, will gain immensely from the event, with many people expected to visit the town especially because it only 65 kilometers away from Nairobi and also because it has achieved unusual fame as the best in development since devolution three years ago.
Machakos People’s Park – arguably one of the best in the county, attracts thousands of visitors and has already established itself a key tourist attraction in Kenya.
Other key projects that have fared well with the devolution include the Kenyatta Stadium which is booked for events many months in advance.