Johnson Sakaja: Sixteen local films to showcase at Nairobi Festival inaugural fete

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja.[Kelly Ayodi,Standard]

 At least sixteen locally produced films and documentaries are set to showcase during Nairobi Festival  inaugural fete at Uhuru Park. 

The annual festival is set to take place  between December 12 and December 16, 2022.

Speaking during the 59th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium on Monday, December 12, 2022, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja said festival will provide an opportunity for Kenyans to appreciate the city's diverse food, culture and art.

“Our young people have talent. We are showcasing sixteen films from today and documentaries shot by young people in Nairobi over this week period,” he said, adding, "Our creative economy has potential of being a mega employer. We are in a global village and we must give our young people tools they require to compete not just locally but globally.” 

Kenyans wishing to attend festival will be required to pay Sh100 per day.

The proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the vulnerable in society.

At least fifty [50] artists and forty [40] DJs will perform at the event, which will mostly feature upcoming and established artists.