East African Standard (Nairobi)
9 August 2007Posted to the web 9 August 2007
James Ratemo Nairobi
An anti-corruption agency has launched a Sh10 million kitty to fight the vice through secular music.
The National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee intends to engage top musicians to spread anti-corruption messages across the country.
The committee's director, Mr Polycarp Ochilo, said the programme aimed at sensitising and educating citizens on the dangers of graft.
"Music is key in the fight against corruption as it delivers strong messages that are easily retained Music is the language of the soul because it speaks to the heart, communicating to the mind and feelings of the person," Ochilo told the Press in Nairobi.
A team of nine top musicians, coordinated by the popular Homeboyz Entertainment, have compiled 10 songs dubbed 'Simama! (Stand) Together Against Corruption.
Relevant Links East Africa Crime and Corruption Kenya They will present them in 21 road shows across the country. During yesterday's launch, musicians Nameless, Wahu, Jimwat, Juacali, Mr Lenny, Wyre, Atemi, Nyota Ndogo and Suzanna Owiyo were present.
The inaugural campaign will be held this Saturday at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, where the musicians will stage a live performance.
It will run until the end of next month, and would be preceded by another one involving religious musicians.