The government has called for nomination of suitable persons to be recommended for declaration as heroes and heroines during the forthcoming Mashujaa Day Celebrations.
In an advert Tuesday, August 15, The National Heroes Council (NHC), invited submissions of people fit to be recognized as heroes and heroines.
The NHC, was established by The Kenya Heroes Act in 2014 with a mandate to identify, select and provide for the recognition of national heroes and heroines.
“Pursuant to provisions of Section 22 of the Act, the public is hereby notified that the Councils is calling for submission of proposals for nomination of suitable persons to be recommended for declaration as heroes and heroines,” said NHC.
Further, the nomination forms and additional information can be found on the Council’s website.
“Proposals should be nominated should be submitted within fourteen days of publication of this notice that is, on or before August 29,2023 for consideration for recognition Mashujaa Day, October 20,2023,” stated NHC.
Additionally, the Commission said the nominations can be submitted through an email to email@example.com
Alternatively, the submissions can be hand delivered to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, The National Heroes Council, Mezzanine Floor, Embankment Plaza, Upper Hill.
Also, the nominations can be sent via post to The Chief Executive Officer, The National Heroes Council, P.O Box 30001-00100 Nairobi.
“The proposals will be evaluated in line with provisions of the Kenya Heroes Act, No.5 of 2014,” said NHC.
National Heroes Council Roles
The NHC is a State Corporation established by the Kenya Heroes Act No 5 of 2014 in accordance with the State Corporation Act (CAP. 446), State Department of Culture and Heritage in the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage.
The ACT mandates NHC to formulate and implement policy relating to national heroes.
Also, NHC identifies and recommends national heroes and administers State assistance to national heroes where necessary.
NHC also oversees the establishment and management of the national heroes’ square.
Further, the Commission oversees the design and creation of appropriate commemorative items for the purpose of honoring national heroes.
The Commission has custody and oversees the management properties and institutions relating to heroes.
Additionally, NHC conducts and facilitates civic education to stimulate public discussion and awareness on pertinent issues relating to national heroes.
Lastly, it keeps and maintains the register which contains the names of every national hero and the names of any dependent of any such hero.