Nairobi MCA’s introduce bill to support artistes


Nairobi MCAs have started working on a bill that seeks to boost youth initiatives in the county.

Led by newly elected Education, Children, Youth and Vocation Training Committee chair Sylvia Museiya, the MCAs said the youth are key to the county’s economy and supporting them will only benefit Nairobi.

Museiya said plans are underway to support youth in the creative industry, including music, theatre, films, art painting and drawing.

The MCA said they are keen to support Governor Mike Sonko’s agenda, especially in education, one of the sectors that were not transferred to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

Museiya said youth are future leaders of the county and they should be nurtured now. She spoke after meeting youths at a City hotel on Saturday.

“If we don’t support the youth now, we will only be creating problems for ourselves in future,” said the nominated MCA.

She noted that through Governor Mike Sonko’s support, they are in the process of coming up with a state-of-the-art talent centre in Nairobi.

The governor has previously supported artists like Kelma Shiko, Red Hot, whose hit song ‘Show me love’ is doing well in the airwaves, mbogi genje, the Wagi Family from Kware, among others.

Apart from music, the governor made his personal contribution towards assisting young talents including Mathare 4A Football Academy, donating car washing machines to several youth groups, and opening salons and barber shops for other groups.

In the meantime, the governor is expected to soon officially launch the Waithaka Vocational Training Centre.

Touring the project on Friday, county executive committee member for Education, Youth, Sports and Gender Lucia Mulwa said the centre will offer many opportunities to Nairobians including venturing into dressmaking, beverages and food, painting, plumbing, among others.


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