KFCB partners with artistes to fight banditry
Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has entered into partnership with young musicians and other upcoming artists in North Rift to use music and entertainment in the fight against banditry.
KFCB has started empowering various artists to engage youths from banditry and radicalisation to use their various talents to create awareness on the retrogressing vices in the society.
North Rift KFCB Regional Manager Bonventure Kioko said his organization is working closely with the ministry of Interior and other government organs to engage youths from areas affected with decade long banditry and cattle rustling.
Kioko said partnership is geared towards empowering the youths through their talents so as to become ambassadors in the fight against these criminal activities.
“Currently the government is doing everything possible to eradicate cattle rustling and banditry in North-Rift. As KFCB we are working hand in hand with the government by empowering young artists from the region so as to use their talents to fight outdated cultural practices by supplementing government efforts,” said Kioko.
He was speaking in Eldoret yesterday during a one day training workshop for young artists drawn from West Pokot, Baringo, Nandi, Uasin-Gishu, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia.
Kioko urged youths with talents from the region to seek help from KFCB for capacity building in their talent development so as to fight evils in the society.
The regional boss implored on the power of talents in the fight against banditry and radicalization.
“As a board we are working with youths to explore ways of using their artistic skills in the fight against criminal activities in the country,” said Kioko.
Kioko challenged youths to shun radicalization and seek financial empowerment through their talents by seeking help from KFCB.
He said talents have a high potential of empowering youths economically instead of clinging to retrogressing cultural practices such as cattle rustling which have been overtaken by events. “We are appealing to youths to come out and seek help from KFCB to support their talents. Talents are earning a lot compared to outdated cultural practices like cattle theft that have been criminalized by the government.”
His sentiments were echoed by David Letima from Termite Talents Youth group, a beneficiary of KFCB support.