Sakaja Announces Annual Nairobi Festival to Honor the City’s Art, Sports & Culture

Newly elected Nairobi governor, Johnson Sakaja has announced plans for a Nairobi Festival.  

The festival that will be held every December, after Jamhuri day celebrations, is meant to celebrate the culture, food, art and vibe of the city.

Streets to be set aside to display Nairobi’s culture, creativity & Sports during Nairobi Festival

Speaking on Thursday, September 22, 2022, during a courtesy call with the Kenya National Chambers of commerce and industry, Sakaja said some streets in Nairobi will be set aside to honor the city’s vibe.

“In December, we will set aside some streets to display culture, food, creativity.”

Sakaja added; “Nganya awards for best done Matatus, have Rugby, football and basketball tournaments and many other activities.”

Laws prohibiting photographers, Videographers and creatives from recording in Nairobi City in Review

The first-time governor also said he’s looking at reviewing laws that prohibit photographers, videographers and other creative artists from shooting in the city.  

“When we say we want to be pro-business it is not just passive to stop harassment of traders, but we want to be proactive to facilitate and promote.

There are many archaic laws including those that hamper creativity and innovation and we are going to weed them out.”

The county will partner with organizers NaiFest, an annual event, to support art and talent.