Photos: How Kenya Navy Displayed Their Might at Mashujaa Day Celebrations

Kenya Navy

On Sunday, September 20, 2019, Kenya Ferry services at the Likoni channel were halted for the better part of the day to pave way for the first-ever sail past mounted by Kenya Navy during a national celebration.

Apart from the usual aircraft displays usually mounted by the Kenya airforce, most Kenyans on Sunday, had a rare opportunity to witness the might of the country’s Navy seals as it sailed past the Mama Ngina Waterfront in heavily loaded submarines.

In its first national salute, Kenya Navy conducted a 21 gun salute aboard a heavily loaded KNS Jasiri (Flag ship) which was moving at a land average speed of 51 km per hour.

Sail past is a naval tradition that started about 200 years ago, in which naval ships in a fleet salute the Admiral or the Commander-in-Chief.

The Kenya Navy also showcased its preparedness to safeguard the country; combat drug abuse and illegal immigrants who are trying to access the country.

Here are some of the videos from the colourful display;



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