Booker Academy pupils celebrate their win during the 2017 Kenya National Drama Festival at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, on April 17, 2017. They will entertain President Kenyatta at State Lodge Kisumu. PHOTO | ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Uhuru to host fete winners in Kisumu
Winners at the just-concluded Kenya National Drama Festival are set to entertain President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Kisumu State Lodge tomorrow.
The festival’s chairman, Mr Chokera Kahura, said 14 teams from pre-primary, primary, secondary, teachers training colleges, and universities will stage their theatrical pieces during the occasion.
The fact that the competition was held over Easter weekend was probably one of the reasons for the huge attendance.
The event was graced by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, festival chairman Chokera Kahura, festival executive secretary Sirengo Khaemba among others.
This year’s festival featured high quality items and adjudicators had a hard time selecting the winners.
Improvements were evident in the plays and films categories. While plays have always featured in the festival, the film category was new.
Speaking during the gala on Sunday, Mr Kahura thanked the Lake Region for successfully hosting the annual festival.
He pointed out security, which he noted was tight throughout the event.
He also hailed the team of adjudicators for being impartial and discharging the demanding job they had to contend with due to the high standard of performance exhibited by the students.
During the producers dinner in Kisumu, Mr Kahura was given an excellence award for expanding the festival to include the early childhood development and film categories.
Together with Mr Khaemba, the KNDF chairman was also awarded for good management and streamlining the event.
The event ran for 10 days and featured numerous plays, cultural dances, modern dance, poetry and oral narratives.
In the gala, students from primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities presented the most impressive items.
Source: Daily Nation