President William Ruto issued an ultimatum to Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ababu Namwamba during the 95th Kenya Music Festival Winner’s State Concert at State House, Nakuru.
The President revealed the contents of the Creatives Bill and instructed the CS to present the bill before Parliament before the next two months.
“I have given Ababu Namwamba and the team a maximum of two months to make sure that the bill finds its way to Parliament,” declared the head of state.
Contents of the bill
The bill seeks to compel county governments to establish at least one fully equipped studio per county.
The bill also seeks to restructure the Presidential Music Commission to Creative Commission of Kenya.
“We are fashioning the law and are already working on a Creatives Bill that is going to make sure that the Creative Commission of Kenya will not only have a professional studio in Nairobi, but in every county in Kenya,” said Ruto.
This adds more pressure to his role as Sports CS as he has been accused of failing to effectively discharge his duties. The allegations were fueled by National Assembly Deputy Speaker Gladys Shollei and Senate Majority leader Samson Cherargei.
He was summoned to the National Assembly on Wednesday where he defended himself and dismissed these claims.