Society / Education
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 16:26 EATlbramwel@kenyafreepress.com
The 91st edition of the Kenya Nationals music festival was held at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Kakamega County from 10th -22nd of July 2017.
The festival brought together over 150,000 participants from primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, technical training institutes, polytechnics all the way to universities carefully selected in the previous stages to represent their respective regions.
University of Kabianga from Kericho County was one university that stood out in the competitions in that despite being the underdogs, managed to prove victorious in a number of items.
The University managed to defend the item focusing on citizen’s participation in ‘Nyumba Kumi’ which they had won in the last year’s festival by amassing 88 points. Another item that focused on the theme of terrorism and corruption saw them deliver a solid performance earning them another trophy from the Kenya Anti-corruption Commission. Both items were composed and arranged by music powerhouse Humphrey Kisia.
Other classes participated in by the University included the item about Central Bank of Kenya,( focusing on the bank’s achievements and its importance in building Kenya’s economy), Peace during elections etc. that saw them being ranked at position five out of twelve entries in both. This was the 3rd time the university was participating in the festival after getting its charter in 2013 and as the curtains fell, the students were optimistic of greater performances in future.
The festival, whose main theme was ‘Enhancing National Unity, Cohesion and Integration through Kenya Music Festival’ had their main sponsors as the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the Government of Kenya.
The writer is a student at University of Kabianga currently on internship at the Kenya Free Press.