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Little activity to mark Mashujaa day

20 October 2015, 10:50 Makena Laban

Nairobi - There is little activity in various parts of the Country to show for Tuesday’s Mashujaa day formerly known as Kenyatta day.

A sport check by News24 showed majority of Kenyans have nothing to smile about 52 years since independence, owing to rising cost of living, increased insecurity, poverty and corruption.

Enock Otis, a resident of Nairobi says that the day is marked to reward leaders and government officials with hefty allowances for attendance of the fete.

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“There is nothing to look forward to on this special day. Economy is becoming harsher and the government is not addressing pertinent issues affecting Kenyans like corruption, land issues and salaries.  This will just be a celebration for leaders to get allowances while needy Kenyans who pay tax suffer,” he said.

Nelson Waomba, a guard says the day is supposed to unite and strengthen people but must people are not honoring it.

“It reminds me of the importance of having peace and unity. Politicians should learn and follow that example by ensuring everything is in order, look at the economy and reduce some costs for poor people to afford, pay teachers so as to ensure that education is not interfered with," Waomba said.

“Teachers are and have been the heroes of this nation. It is sad that as we head top mark yet teachers will be going into the day on empty stomachs following government refusal to pay us our last month’s salary,” a teacher said.

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