Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has announced a festival to celebrate “vibe of the city” fair to be held every year.
Speaking on Thursday September 22, Sakaja said the festival will be every December after Jamhuri day celebrations.
The Nairobi governor described the festival as one to include sport tournaments, nganya awards to display best done matatus and streets set aside to display culture, food, and creativity in the country.
“In December, we will set aside some streets to display culture, food, creativity, have the nganya awards for the best done matatus, have rugby, football and basketball tournaments and many other activities,” he said.
Photographers, videographers, and artists have in the past had to go through many processes and offices to obtain the necessary requirements to be able to shoot in Nairobi town.
Sakaja however promised to help ease doing businesses and creativity related things in Nairobi through partnering with the Chamber of Commerce.
“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,”
“Businesspeople should spend more time doing business and not chasing compliance issues,” he said.
In addition, Sakaja gave a directive to amend the laws that limit the film and creative industry in Nairobi.