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The National Heroes Council strategic plan gets public nod

From left: National Heroes Council Chairman Hon. Jimmy Angwenyi, MGH and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Charles Wambai, OGW. at Utalii College, Nairobi today. Photo: Benard Mulwa

By Benard Mulwa

The government is seeking to establish Heroes fund to support the National Heroes Council in achieving its mandate, it had been revealed.
The Principal Secretary in the State Department for Culture, the Arts and Heritage Ms Ummi Bashir has said the Council have conducted public participation exercise across all the regions in Kenya to get views on how they want their Heroes identified and honored.

The key strategic issues that the plan aim to address include honours and awards for heroes welfare, merit based honouring and enabling policy and legal framework,setting up of governance structures, approval of regulations and policies such as the Heroes Act regulation The Principal Secretary was speaking today during the validation of the 2023-2027 strategic plan adding that the Council of Governors secretariat and the National Heroes Council secretariat have already commenced discussions on the recognition and honouring of heroes from Counties, funding and resource mobilization, education and awareness, research and legislative review.
The next engagements will ensure that heroes are honoured, and their legacy preserved to inspire acts of heroism for the benefit of citizens.
The Chief executive officer Mr. Charles Wambai said this was the first draft since the council was established last year, “we have had a challenge in data since pre and post independence ” adding that the council will establish monuments across all the 47 countries.

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