President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited musicians for a meeting at state House, three months after the first invitation was cancelled.
Uhuru while attending the burial of former Youth Fund Chairman and his schoolmate Bruce Odhiambo expressed willingness to listen to musicians.
He made the first invitation during the burial of Kikuyu Benga Maestro Mzee Joseph Kamaru in October 11 last year but four days later the meeting was postponed after sections of kikuyu musicians squabbled over who should go to State house.
An embarrassing altercation that prompted State House to act on October 14 though put the reason as informed by logistical hitches. Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe announced the directive saying about 10, 000 musicians across the country expressed interest to attend.
“We have realised that the meeting should be designed in such a way that it meets the intended purpose” Kiraithe stated.
Initially the first meeting was propagated to be Kikuyu musicians-only event but government stated it was all inclusive, a stance Uhuru reiterated on Saturday.
He directed State House Director of Brand Strategy and events Big Ted to arrange the meeting. “Arrange and bring them to State House if that is what you want so that we can talk and discuss the future of the music industry in the country,” Uhuru stated.