Mombasa county will host this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20

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The celebrations, it has been revealed will be held at the Mama Ngina Waterfront Park.

Traditionally, most of the national celebrations including the Mashujaa Day, have been taking place in the country's capital, Nairobi.

However, President Uhuru Kenyatta's government came up with an initiative that has seen the celebrations held in different parts of the country. Already key national celebrations have been held in Narok, Kakamega and Machakos Counties.

The Mama Ngina Waterfront Park is part of the refurbishing of the old Mama Ngina Drive into a new modern park is currently under construction.

On Monday, President Uhuru and Governor Ali Hassan Joho visited the park which is located along the Indian Ocean near the Likoni Ferry.

The President said he was satisfied with how the project is being managed regardless of the completion delays.

The park which was commissioned in January this year was set to be completed in May. However, a source at the site revealed that the delay was due to a change in plan and design. The source said that the project was almost 50 per cent complete before the Ministry of Tourism introduced changes to the initial designs of the project.

“The contractor was forced to wait for further instructions, which slowed down the progress of the work, but currently the work is now moving on well,” said an official on the ground quoted by Capital FM.

The park will cost the government Sh460 million to complete.