Kenya should pay more attention to culture and creative industries

Kitui Teachers Training College models during the TTC’s Cultural Festival held last month. PHOTO| ANTONY NJAGI

What you need to know:

  • For too long, culture and arts have been made marginal to national development due to conservative attitudes of what they entail.
  • Limiting culture to tradition and ethnography denies the nation the opportunities provided by the imagination, technological advances, rapid urbanisation and the energies released by cultural interconnectedness.

Kenyans deserve a Ministry of Culture and Creative Industries in order to harness national talent, monetise creativity, accelerate innovation with culture as input, develop inclusive communities and entrench the celebration diversity.

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