Government has advertised tender for establishment of music production studio that President Uhuru Kenyatta promised Gatanga musicians during the burial of Kikuyu Benga icon John De’Mathew.
It will be established under Studio Mashinani which is a joint programme between Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology to develop local creative industry.
“Gatanga is known for music. This year and I heard in Kirwara there is a house. We’ll put equipment for studio worth Sh10 million through our Studio Mashinani programme so the upcoming singers can utilise it” Uhuru pledged on August 24 at Mukurwe village, Gatanga.
The government put the tender advert September 10 inviting people to make applications to undertake the work of putting up that studio.
“Eligible tenderers for Gatanga Studio Mashinani are hereby invited to make applications” Gatanga MP Nduati Ngugi urged.