Culture and music lovers in Kenya are not happy by the way the annual Kenya
Culture and music festivals are being managed ,
The festival which is the biggest and oldest festival in East and Central Africa
is no longer attractive as it used to be during colonial era
Tracing the events Kenya Music and Culture festival is oldest in East Africa
and was mooted by colonial administration with the major objective of
promoting performing arts among the Whites, Asians and the black durimg
During those days only Whites were around to perform at Kenya National Theatre
while the black and Asians venue were at Kariokor social hall and Kaloleni
and best groups used to perform to the colonial administrator
The festival is the only events which went on smoothly during the second World
war which proved the relationship between performing arts and war.
After Uhuru both the founding father the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, retired President
supported the festival but things change drastically when President Kibaki took
over which so his administration moving the festival from Kenyatta International
Conference Center and give no support to the festival
Currently the festival is dying and unless action is taken the festival will be no
more because no group from East Africa region is being invited to perform like
during those happy days.
Even Culture lovers are not aware if the events was held last year..