The County Government of Nyeri has signed an MoU with the Kenya Film Commission (KFC) represented by CEO Timothy Owase, which will be geared towards the promotion and marketing of the film industry within Nyeri County.
KFC will be tasked with but not limited to developing and facilitating growth of the film industry within the county, disseminating film industry research and promoting the same not only locally but also internationally.
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga says the County has a wealth of content that can be told through film, liberation stories such as those of heroes and heroines like Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi, the larger MauMau stories and much more.
Nyeri is also home to two of Kenya’s five water towers, the picturesque Mt. Kenya and scenic Aberdare ranges.
“The County Government of Nyeri will promote Nyeri as a filming location, stimulate growth and promotion of film, strive to have Kenyan local films distributed throughout Nyeri County among other responsibilities” he said
Mr. Owase noted that the commission will also offer a workshop which will train artists on the workings of the film industry as well as psychosocial support.
“I pledge to remain committed to ensure this collaboration, which will not only tell Nyeri stories but also create employment opportunities, succeeds” said Kahiga
A hall has been established at Wangari Maathai Park to further facilitate the film industry.