By Iminza Keboge
Published August 6, 2016
Artists in Kenya are throughout August 2016 politicking by informing, educating, sensitising and rebuking members of the public on leadership and integrity in public office.
Besides examining how the principles of leadership and integrity are implemented (or not implemented!) in the East African country, cartoonists, actors, poets and musicians are inviting the citizenry to reflect on and take stock of how chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya is working (or not working!) for them six years after the supreme law of the land came into force in 2010.
“Cartoonists, theatre practitioners, performance poets and musicians team up to awaken you and I to Hii Chapta 6 of the Constitution of Kenya,” a publicity statement from Alliance Francaise in Nairobi where exhibitions and performances are running, says. “Hii Chapta provides that power exercised by leaders is a public trust that is to be exercised to serve the people. Officers are required to demonstrate respect for the people of Kenya, make decisions objectively and impartially, refuse to be influenced by favouritism or corruption, serve selflessly and be accountable for their actions.”
While Festival of Creative Arts stages ‘Compromising Positions’, a play that revolves around abuse of public office, corruption, blackmail and murder August 4-7, editorial cartoonists Celesté, Gathara, Gammz, Kham, VicNdula, Gado, Maddo, Stano and Casso interrogate Hii Chapta through cartoons in a show that runs through August 31, 2016.
Meanwhile, Abdi Ali reports, out-of-Nairobi travellers may benefit from Emirates Companion Fare Special if they travel with a companion
“The discounts apply to over 20 destinations worldwide and is valid for travel in Business and Economy classes, with a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 8 passengers booked and traveling together on one PNR,” Emirates says.
The companion fare offer, available for purchase between now and August 15, 2016, is valid for travel September 1-December 14, 2016.