Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua today interacting with residents of Solai Ward in Rongai Sub-County as he conducted a meet the people tour of the area. During the tour, Governor Mbugua took time to visit residents being attended to at the Kamosop Dispensary. The Governor was satisfied with the delivery of services at the Dispensary and thanked the residents for their cooperation. He also reiterated that his county government, in ensuring that all its services are offered effectively, will not be distracted in fulfilling its mandate. ... See MoreSee Less
Governor Kinuthia Mbugua during his tour in Kuresoi North yesterday where he inspected several projects undertaken by the County Government. ... See MoreSee Less
NAKURU PLAYERS THEATER OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
H.E Governor Kinuthia Mbugua today officially unveiled the much awaited Nakuru Players Theatre, the only establishment that is dedicated to the advancement of fine art in the County.
Speaking at the colorful ceremony, the Nakuru County Governor said that the creative industry is very instrumental in harnessing the talents of young people into employable competencies.
‘Our young people have immense potential through their God given talents. We are very much alive to this fact and this is the reason we have upgraded this theatre, an initiative that we extremely believe will go a long way in tapping our youths' talents and inturn make them independent and dependable citizens’, said Governor Mbugua.
Governor Mbugua said that the Nakuru Players Theatre is not a private entity as some critics of this undertaking are claiming.
‘The land that this theatre sits on is public utility held in trust by a board of trustees, the land remains public as well as the theatre which is open to membership by any individual who wishes to join’, said Governor Mbugua.
He added that the need to renovate this facility was as a result of a high demand of such a facility by droves of Nakuru County artists who have relocated to Nairobi to be closer to such facilities.
‘The essence of devolution is to bring services closer to the people in order to empower them’, said Governor Mbugua.
Adding, ‘we are all aware that previously, talented youths from this county have been going to Nairobi to nurture their talents. Local musicians have also had a challenge in accessing recording studios too, but all this changes from today.
The rehabilitation of this theatre that was put up in 1949 is also inclusive of the construction of a fully kitted recording studio courtesy of the County Government of Nakuru. The studio will offer free recording services to Nakuru County artistes.
Agak Omondi, the Film Director of Nakuru Players Theatre welcomed the development saying it will have a great impact on the creative economy in the county, which has grown rapidly.
He further said at the recently concluded Schools and Colleges Drama Festival that were held in Kisumu, Nakuru Players Theatre bagged 13 awards in film category, scooping the second overall position in the theatre performances.
This high powered event was graced by heavyweight Churchill Show comedian Kelvin Omwami and Smart Joker who commended the Nakuru County Governor for the initiative that will uplift the welfare of Nakuru artists.
In one of his wisecracks, Smart Joker said amidst a thunderous laughter, 'I am very happy to see that Governor Kinuthia Mbugua doesn't have a pot belly in fact he has six pack, proof enough that the Nakuru County money is being put to development, it doesn't end in his stomach'.
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