The Star, Pg: 33 Ameleena: Kenyan artistes deserve better

Ameleena, a former Tusker Project Fame finalist has challenged event organisers and music promoters to accord Kenyan artistes recognition and respect the same way they do with foreign artistes.

She further added that some of those foreign artists are far wanting. She challenged the organisers to ensure that they promote Kenyan music to make it go international.

The Standard, Pg: 14 TV digital migration calls for sobriety, patience

The migration from analogue to digital signal requires a great deal of sobriety and patience as there are massive investments to be made. The three leading media houses, The Standard Group, The Nation Media Group and The Royal Media Services, had tabled a request petitioning the government to move the migration deadline to April next year to allow for procurement of the necessary infrastructure, a request the government has since turned down.

There are fears that a hurried switch will cost the companies a lot in terms of advertising revenue as happened to Tanzania when the digital move cost them over 80 per cent in revenue due to investors moving away. The government ought to listen to the voice of reason lest it be perceived to be acting to the behest of multinationals who have shown a great interest in the switch either because they will benefit from the sale of the Set-Top Boxes or the distribution of the signals. This will be the sure way of ensuring the switch is a success.

The Standard, Pg: 20 Youth feted at Ruiru talent search show

The second edition of the “Kiambu Iko Talent” was held at the Ruiru Stadium at the weekend where winners in 12 categories among them poetry, fine art, dancing, painting, modeling, producing and deejaying were feted. Winners in each category pocketed Kshs25,000 while the runners up were awarded Kshs15,000 with the third best getting Kshs10,000. The County Executive in charge of Sports, Youth Affairs and Communications Development said the talent search gives the youths an opportunity to showcase their talent.

The Standard, Pg: 41 Controller of Budget names key State organs sabotaging new payroll system

The Office of the Controller of Budget has identified ministries, departments and State agencies that are yet to migrate to the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS). Those not in the IFMIS system are the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA), the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC), the National Gender and Equality Commission, the Witness Protection Agency, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Agency (EACC), the National Intelligence Service (NIS), the Ministry of Defense and the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KNHRC).

The failure to move to the new system has affected timelines, accuracy and completeness of the financial reports by the ministries, departments and agencies. Only the Teachers’ Service Commission has openly opposed the move thus delaying the processing of the salaries for teachers for the month of November.