President Uhuru Kenyatta has called off a scheduled meeting with musicians from Murang’a County that was set to take place at State House on October 16.
On Thursday, Uhuru invited the musicians for a Nyama Choma eat out but quickly had to cancel the meeting after learning that musicians claimed some organisers were looking out for their own interests, and wanted to bring people masquerading as artists.
The meeting had to push forward to allow better planning to protect artists from being conned and extorted.
Over 10, 000 artists were interested in the visit.
“To allow for adequate preparations so that the meeting meets the intended purpose and systematically improves the music industry in Kenya, the meeting has been postponed. 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 at the earliest possible opportunity and therefore the Ministry has been directed to expedite the preparations,” Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said in a presser.
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— Spokesperson GoK (@SpokespersonGoK) October 14, 2018