Kakamega County First Lady Prof. Janet Kassily Barasa has challenged participants who will be selected to represent the County in the upcoming Kenya Music and Cultural Festival 2022, to clinch the coveted national trophy during the 95th edition of the festivals that will be held in Kitui County from 1st-7th December, 2022.

The First Lady was speaking during the County edition of the fests, which also served as the County’s selection process, at Mumias Cultural Centre where she said the festivals are vital in promoting peace and cohesion in the County and Country at large through regular interactions by the participants drawn from all the 47 devolved units.

Kakamega, she observed, is well endowed with a rich culture which she termed as helpful in tightening the County’s social fabric.

Kakamega County Assembly Chairperson of the Labour, Social Services, Sports, Gender and Culture Committee Hon. Modesta Lauka assured that the House will pass the relevant bills aimed at boosting cultural initiatives.

CECM for Social Services, Sports, Youth, Gender and Culture Dr. George Lutomia stated that this year’s County festivals attracted more than thirty teams showcasing various performances among them dance, choir, poems, elocutions, public speaking, drama and songs among others.

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