Azziad Nasenya, Churchill, Carol Radul, Wahu Kagwi, Kate Actress and Dennis Itumbi are among Kenyan celebrities who have have landed new jobs under the ministry of youth affairs, sports and arts.
The ministry has announced establishment of Talanta Hela council which will have a sports and creatives committee.
Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, the Arts, and Sports, Ababu Namwamba announced the committee through a gazette notice.
The CS will lead the council which will also include the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Sports, the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Youth Affairs and the Arts, the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Basic Education, and representatives from the Council of Governors. The Council also includes notable figures from both the sports and creative sectors. They are: David Langat, Debra Mallowah, Abraham Kipyego Mutai, Charles Gacheru, Claudia Naisabwa Leshomoo, Nobert Ouma, June Chepkemei, and Dennis Itumbi.
The Sports Technical Committee is led by Carol Radul as Chairperson and comprises of 11 members: Boniface Ambani, Julius Kiplagat Yego, Neddy Kutsuru, Alfred Makotsi, Sammy Tiyoi Shollei, Collins Kale, Kevin Mutai, Shilovelo Winna Shilavula, Daniel Nakeor Losiru, Staicy Shariffa Ochieng.
The Creatives Technical Committee is led by Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill) as Chairperson and comprises of 10 members: Akinyi Odongo, Jimmi Gathu, Catherine Kamau, Esther Akoth, Kizito Makhande, Azziad Nasenya, Rosemary Wahu Kagwi, Awadhi Salim Awadhi, Douglas Kipkirui Langat, and Susan Ekasiba.
The committees will serve a term of three years and will be responsible for a range of activities, including promoting the growth of sports, using technology to identify and nurture talent, proposals related to the collection and distribution of royalties, implementing the National Creatives Economy Plan, managing the National Creatives Awards, monetizing the creatives sector, upgrading arts facilities and infrastructure, and promoting Kenya as a top film-making destination.