November 21st 2017

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Sonko’s running mate promises revival of art scene should they win

In addition Mr. Igathe outlined their Manifesto which included creation of job opportunities, reduction of traffic by focusing on the non- motorized system making Nairobi safe.

By Julliet Mwihakijmwihaki@kenyafreepress.comSaturday, 24 Jun 2017 15:37 EAT

Jubilee Nairobi governor aspirant Mike Sonko with his running mate Polycarp Igathe in a past event

Jubilee gubernatorial candidate Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s running mate Polycarp Igathe has promised to revive the National Art Scene if they are elected during the August polls.

This, he said will ensure that the new Nairobi County government appreciates and acknowledges talent. He blamed lack of outdoor activities in Nairobi as having led to the residents preferring to spend time in bars instead.

He said this when he represented Sonko in presenting a cheque to the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP).

In addition Mr. Igathe outlined their Manifesto which included creation of job opportunities, reduction of traffic by focusing on the non- motorized system and making Nairobi safe.

During the event PRISK CEO Ms Angela Ndambuki urged politicians to get a license in order for the artists to perform during the campaigns. The Board had given a notice in local dailies to aspirants to get authorization to enable them to use sound recordings and audiovisual works in political rallies.

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