Nairobi’s newly elected governor, Johnson Sakaja, has announced that Kenya’s capital will officially be celebrating its rich culture and diversity, in the annual Nairobi Festival.
Speaking during a meeting with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sakaja revealed that the festival dubbed ‘vibe of the city’, will showcase the best that Nairobi has to offer from its popular transport system known locally as ‘matatus’, art, food and sports.
Sakaja who pledged to support local talent and empower artists in the city also revealed that he is working on laws that restrict videography and photography within CBD, the heart of Nairobi. In a bid to promote street vendors who are constantly fleeing in an attempt to avoid being arrested, Sakaja revealed that intends to keep his promise to promote the vendors.
“When we say we want to be pro-business it is not just passive to stop harassment of traders but we want to be proactive to facilitate and promote. There are many archaic laws, including those that hamper creativity and innovation, and we are going to weed those out.”Johnson Sakaja