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What it takes to be honoured during Mashujaa Day Celebrations

230 Kenyans will be honored in today's October 20, 2022, Mashujaa Day celebrations but then what does it take for you to be awarded an honour on this special day?

President Uhuru Kenyatta was conferred the 'Order of Freedom of Barbados' award

The honours are categorized into three with the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya ranked the highest and they will be disbursed during today's Mashujaa Day celebrations.

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Heroism, patriotism, and loyalty are the key elements that are always looked at before someone is considered to be included in the awards list.

Your field of specialization doesn't matter since you only need to make a great impact in whatever you do.

It is regarded as the first class honours and it is only awarded to the head of state and other world leaders.

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has in the past been a recipient of this prestigious award.

Regarded as the second class honours, the Deputy PresidentFirst and Second Ladies of the state, Cabinet Secretaries, and Speakers of both houses have been the recipients of this great award.

Eliud Kipchoge however defied all odds to win this award in 2020 although he is not in the above-mentioned bracket.

Senior Kenya Defence Forces Commanders and Inspector Generals of the police are the major recipients of this prestigious award.

Classified into three classes also is the Order of the Burning Spear

  1. Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (C.B.S.)
  2. Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (E.B.S.)
  3. Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (M.B.S.)
  1.  The Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya
  2. Distinguished Service Medal
  3. The Silver Star of Kenya
  4. Head of State's Commendation (H.S.C.)

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