Winners bask in glory at Kirinyaga County Polytechnics Music Festivals

The curtains fell on the fifth edition of the annual Kirinyaga County Polytechnics Music Festivals at the Catholic Hall in Kerugoya with various winners receiving awards. Photo:Caroline Wangechi

The curtains fell on the fifth edition of the annual Kirinyaga County Polytechnics Music Festivals at the Catholic Hall in Kerugoya with various winners receiving awards.

Kaitheri County Polytechnic topped across all categories, accumulating record 684 points followed by Kiambatha Vocational Training Centre who registered 661 points.

The one-day event attracted over 2,000 students from the 16 Polytechnics located within Kirinyaga County.

Kiambatha Vocational Training Centre presenting a choral verse during the event. Photo:Caroline Wangechi 

 

The theme of the event was dubbed “supporting talents” and it was aimed at selecting teams to represent the county at the national level in Eldoret.

The youth were advised to embrace polytechnic education to avoid the temptation of falling into alcohol and drug abuse among other unwanted vices.

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Through various performances, the students on their part requested the community and other education stakeholders to facilitate an enabling environment for them to acquire technical skills.

Students displayed prowess in various performances, including choral and solo verses to original compositions, sacred folksongs, special renditions, cultural dances and Sakata Dance.

Mark Kinyua of Katheri Youth Polytechnic presenting a solo verse during the event. Photo:Caroline Wangechi

Area County Executive Committee Member of Education (CECM) Veronica Maina who represented Governor Anne Waiguru, said the event helped in creating holistic learners in and out of the classroom environment and also provided an avenue for the participants to nurture their talents.

“Through this initiative, our governor aims at identifying, supporting, and elevating the untapped potential in our students,” she said.

Veronicah Maina, Kirinyaga CECM for Education addressing students after the Music Festival. Photo:Caroline Wangechi

She advised all students who did not make universities or colleges, even those who failed to complete secondary schools to join the polytechnic and gain skills that will help them earn a living.

“The skills acquired within our Polytechnics are not confined by borders; they open doors to employment opportunities both locally and internationally.”

By Caroline Wangechi

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