The 92nd edition of the Kenya National Music festivals begins today at Dedan Kimathi University in Nyeri County.
The event that is believed to be the largest art festival in East and Central Africa will feature performances from students in primary, secondary, tertiary colleges and universities and will run for two weeks ending on August 18.
However, there has been instances of student misbehavior during previous festivals and the ministry of education was categorical that in this year’s festival teachers that they will be held responsible for any ill behavior their students will exhibit during the festival.
Dedan Kimathi University has prepared itself well for the event including constructing a new theatre hall to comfortably accommodate the more than 200,000 students that will be attending the festival.
According to the Kenya National Music Festival Chair Peter Wanjohi, preparations for the event are ready and Kenyans should come out in large numbers to attend.
As the one in charge of all co-curricular activities in the ministry, Mr Chacha has welcomed the idea of promoting the festival to tourists to boost cultural tourism.
Music, dance, traditional folk items and instrumentation presented by students of all ages as well as university performers will raise the dust in Nyeri for two weeks with a culmination of a State concert before President Kenyatta at Sagana State Lodge.