Mashujaa day celebrations in Kilifi disrupted as chaos erupt

Mashujaa day celebrations in Kilifi disrupted as chaos erupt

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Pwani university students try to march to the main dais at Karisa Maitha grounds , Kilifi, where the 2015 mashujaa Day celebrations were held . Chaos erupted again during this years's 2016 Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kilifi County.PHOTO: COURTESY.

Kilifi,KENYA:The Mashujaa day celebrations in Kilifi County on Thursday halted for sometime after a group of youths caused chaos at the Karisa Maitha grounds.

The youths were reportedly chanting names of politicians and this led to a conflict amongst them, hence bringing the event to a halt.

Kilifi County Commissioner Joseph Keter was forced to take to the podium to address the youths in a bid to cool down the pressure.

“We must cool down and know that this is a very important day in Kenya and we have to show respect,this is not a political rally and we must respect that and if you have been sent to interupt this function I will deal with you properly.” Keter said.

One person has been arrested by police as investigations have been launched.

Last year, Pwani University students also attempted to disrupt the 2015 Mashujaa Day celebrations at Karisa Maitha Grounds but were driven back by police.

They were demonstrating against the closure of the university.

Meanwhile, countrywide Mashujaa day celebrations are for the first time in history being celebrated in Machakos County.

President Uhuru is expected to give his speech in the celebrations that have always been held in Nairobi.