We Are In a Celebration Mood And This Is Why
It’s Mashujaa Day again! Do you have heros who require special treatment this Mashujaa day? Do not hesitate to bring them to Utalii Hotel for the best treat.
Kenya, a God-Fearing Nation, has a rich habitat endowed with abundant natural and cultural heritage including archaeological sites, wildlife, landscape, and folklores. According to scientists, its pre-historic heritage not only tells the story of man’s origin and evolution, but has also contributed to the understanding of the earth’s history and consequently recognition of Turkana as the “Cradle of Humankind”. Kenya has a great diversity in its people and culture. It consists of 45 different tribes; each with a different language, way of dressing, beliefs, practices, and other cultural elements which when put together, become the unique mix of Kenyan culture.
Kiswahili language is the common mode of communication unifying the entire nation, making it easy for Kenyans of all ethnic backgrounds to freely move and tour any part of the country that they desire. Foreigners are also not left out since the majority of people speak English and a good number have learnt foreign languages including French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian, among others.
Shujaa means courageous
Kenyans are generally warm and friendly people who place a high value on their connections with their family, friends, and community. They are “one” when they celebrate their National Heroes and Heroines. Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021 is one such day when all roads will lead to Kirinyaga County where the Head of State, His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the Nation in celebrating the “Mashujaa Day”.
“Shujaa” is a Swahili word that means courageous and therefore someone who is a hero. A hero is someone who fights and withstands many struggles to protect and improve their people, nation, and the country’s exhaustible natural resources.
The origin of Mashujaa Day
On 20th October, 1952 the Founding Father of the Nation, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and five others, all referred to as the “Kapenguria Six”, were arrested and detained; because of their fight for the Nation’s freedom from foreign rule.
National Heroes include the Kapengulia Six, the late Prof. Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Masinde Muliro, Paul Ngei, and Koitalel Arap Samoei, among many others.
Besides the national heroes, everyone one of us has someone they refer to as a hero in their capacity. This could be someone who has made sacrifices for the sake of others and set good morals and values. For instance, our mothers persevered carrying us in their wombs for nine months, worked late in the night, and were up early in the morning to take care of us. We would also not forget our fathers who devoted their energy and time to provide for us and also create a warm and safe environment for our growth.
Celebrate your heroes in style
The Utalii Hotel has put everything in place to ensure that you celebrate your heroes in style this coming Wednesday 20th, October 2021. We have organized a mouth-watering buffet and lots of fun for children.
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