- During the launch of the renovation project, the Cabinet Secretary of Sports and Youth Affairs, Ababu Namwamba, introduced the newly appointed board members of the Kenya National Theatre (KNT).
The Kenya National Theatre, a prominent cultural institution, is embarking on a transformative journey as it undergoes extensive renovations to become a modern and state-of-the-art facility.
The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has allocated a substantial budget of sh167 million for this renovation project, which aims to support a diverse range of artistic expressions.
During the launch of the renovation project, the Cabinet Secretary of Sports and Youth Affairs, Ababu Namwamba, introduced the newly appointed board members of the Kenya National Theatre (KNT).
This board, composed of 12 members, will serve a two-year term and play a pivotal role in overseeing the renovation and future operations of the theater.
In his address, CS Ababu highlighted the significance of the renovation, emphasizing its alignment with the ministry's objectives under the Talanta Hela initiative.
The transformation of the Kenya National Theatre into a modern and well-equipped facility will foster the growth and development of various artistic talents in the country.
To facilitate the renovation process, CEO Michael Pundo announced that the Kenya National Theatre would remain closed until April of the following year.
This closure allows the renovation team to work diligently and efficiently without disrupting the theater's normal operations.
Pundo encouraged theater performers to explore alternative venues for their practices and performances during this period, ensuring that the vibrant theater scene in Kenya continues to thrive.
Interestingly, the Kenya National Theatre is not the only facility undergoing repairs and improvements. Just a few days prior, on November 14, 2023, CS Ababu launched the renovation project for the Iten Sports Grounds.
This initiative aims to elevate the sports grounds to a higher standard, providing a platform for athletes to further develop their talents.