President Kenyatta indefinitely postpones meeting with Kenyan musicians


President Kenyatta indefinitely postpones meeting with Kenyan musicians
File image of President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO/PSCU

In Summary

  • According to Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe, the meeting was rescheduled to allow for adequate and comprehensive preparations considering the huge number of artistes expected at the event.
  • In a statement issued Sunday, Kiraithe said more than 10,000 musicians have expressed interest in attending the meeting.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has indefinitely postponed a meeting with local musicians which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, October 16.

According to Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe, the meeting was rescheduled to allow for adequate and comprehensive preparations considering the huge number of artistes expected at the event.

In a statement issued Sunday, Kiraithe said more than 10,000 musicians have expressed interest in attending the meeting.

“To allow for adequate preparations so that the meeting meets the intended purpose and systematically improves the music industry in Kenya, the 16th October meeting has been postponed,” said Kiraithe.

“Consequently, the CS, Ministry of Sports and Heritage has been directed to form a multi-sectoral team to comprehensively prepare for the meeting and organize the necessary logistics for musicians from all corners of Kenya.

President Kenyatta extended an invitation to Kenyan musicians to visit State House during the burial of legendary musician Joseph Kamaru.

The meeting is meant to discuss issues affecting the music industry.

“The President is keen to meet the musicians at the earliest possible opportunity and therefore the ministry has been directed to expedite these preparations,” added Kiraithe.

 

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