Nairobi Annual Festival Announced

Nairobi will celebrate an annual festival to celebrate the city's diverse culture, food, and art, announced Governor Johnson Sakaja.

Speaking at a meeting with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday, September 22, 2022, Sakaja said the festival would take place in December after the Jamhuri day celebrations.

"In December, we will set aside some streets to display culture, food, creativity, have the nganya (matatu) awards for the best-done matatus, have rugby, football, and basketball tournaments, and many other activities.

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," said Sakaja.

At the same time, the newly elected governor said Nairobi will continue to be Africa's trade, economic and financial center.

"Nairobi will stand tall as Africa's trade, economic and financial hub. Grateful to the Nairobi chapter of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their courtesy call and discussions this morning," he said.

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