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List of Mashujaa Day heroes honoured in 2021 celebrations

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Kenyans mark Mashujaa Day by celebrating citizens who have excelled in their respective field. Each year, the president honours different mashujaa (heroes) from across the country for excelling in their fields.

This year, Mashujaa day 2021, is no different as President Uhuru Kenyatta honoured 220 Kenyans, from sportsmen to community leaders.

This is the 57 edition of Mashujaa day, a day that changed from Kenyatta Day under the 2010 constitution.

Ferdinand Omanyala

Omanyala came into the limelight during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where he finished fourth in the 100 meters race.

He again broke barriers and broke the African record in 100 meters with a time of 9.77. The previous record stood at 9.85 by South African Akani Simbine.

Virginia Aoko

This is the 13 year old girl who rowed her pregnant mother to hospital amidst floods in Budalangi earlier this year.

Aoko’s mother woke her up amidst labour pains on the night of May 18. It is then that she took it upon her self to row her mother to a nearby health facility where she delivered successfully.

Sports personalities

Denis Oliech

Football legend

Humphrey Khayange.

Rugby legend

Lawrence Cherono

Tokyo Olympics runner

Peres Jepchirchir

2016 marathon winner

Linus Wachoka Masheti

National Prisons Wrestling Coach

Gregory Peter

The resident of Kiambu County honoured for being at the front in the fight against illicit brew.

Dr. Nelly Yetich

Honoured for her fight against Covid-19 in Baringo county with the help of FM Stations.

Zach Amunga

This is a pianist, composer, arranger, and recording artist who used music to sensitize the public against Covid-19. He has over 20 experience in music.

Amina Abdallah

The resident of Mombasa honoured for her efforts in rescuing mentally challenged people in the county that roam the streets.

Wanja Mwaura

The nurse shared on her social media pages attending the mashujaa celebrations. Recognised for her acts of kindness when dealing with patients.

Wanja Mwaura. PHOTO/Courtesy

Entertainers and Musicians

Others are musicians and entertainers and we name them below.

They are Isaac Mugunda, Chris Adwar, Elly Mirasi also known as Dr. Osito Kalle, Linet Akinyi Otieno also known as Aluoch Pamba and Fenny Kerubo.

Others are Dauglas Otiso, Madona Erupe, Kamanu M`mwari  also known as Meru Kamanu and gospel artist Peterson Githinji also known as Pitson.

Samuel Onjula Anyango

He is a retired career civil servant. Honoured for making immense contribution in the expansion of the Kenya Railways Corporations. He worked for over 35 years.


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