Schools meet in Nairobi for national music festival
Published on 8-08-2016 - at 01:32' by Daily Nation

Festival organisers are looking into ways of integrating the East African region through drama, music and other arts.

The 90th Edition of the Kenya National Music Festival starts Monday at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi County.

Items by primary and nursery schools will be presented in the first four days.

The festival will be held at the Kasarani Gymnasium, hotel area and at the main stadium.

According to Ministry of Education Director General Leah Rotich, teachers and officials accompanying participants will be held accountable for any malpractices of students under their care during the travelling and entire period of the festival.

Ms Rotich said teachers are required to be close to their teams throughout the festival period.

“They should also guarantee the safety and welfare of the participants by ensuring that drivers do not speed, overtake carelessly or drive under the influence of alcohol,” she said.

Ms Rotich said school buses should also not carry excess passengers and drivers should take extra caution, especially when overtaking.

Students will be accommodated at Kiambu High School, Thika High School, Mangu High School, Highway Secondary School, Upper Hill, Moi Forces Academy, Lenana School, Nairobi School, Senior Chief Koinange, Loreto Kiambu, St Francis Mang’u and Alliance Girls.

UGANDAN GUESTS

Kenya will host 449 students from Uganda, 37 teachers and seven officials of the just concluded Uganda Secondary Schools National Music, Dance and Drama Festival as guest performers.

Kenya National Music Festival Executive Secretary Ruth Agesa told the Nation during the adjudicators briefing at the stadium Sunday that they had extended an invitation to seven Uganda schools to perform in the festival.

The outstanding performers were picked during Uganda’s festivals finale at Mbale Secondary School.

Several Kenyan teams were invited to perform.

Bungoma High School and Kakamega High School carried the day in the closing event.

Festival organisers are looking into ways of integrating the East African region through drama, music and other arts.

This was the first time that Kenyan schools performed in the Ugandan event.

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Pupils of St Elizabeth Girls Barikorwa, Kisumu County perform a Taarab dance the Lake Region Music Festival at Kisii School on July 13, 2016. The 90th Edition of the Kenya National Music Festival starts Monday at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi County.

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