Press briefing

Joint press briefing between KNATCOM, Kisumu County Government and National Museums of Kenya

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The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) is a State Corporation which is mandated by the KNATCOM Act No. 5 of 2013 to coordinate UNESCO programs and activities in Kenya. As a Commission, KNATCOM has a dual mandate of promoting Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and, UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, regionally and globally. KNATCOM is the focal point for all UNESCO affairs in Kenya which have a multi-disciplinary scope that cut across relevant Government Ministries, Agencies, County Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CBOs), academia and individual experts. The Commission works closely with the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi and the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris to ensure Kenya’s seamless liaison with the UNESCO Secretariat both at the Headquarters in Paris and in the field.

3rd National Cultural Celebrations

Theme: “Enhancing National Cohesion, Identity and Pride.”

Venue: Jomo Kenyatta Sports Grounds, Kisumu County
Date: 19th – 23rd September, 2018
Theme: “Enhancing National Cohesion, Identity and Pride.”
Participants: All the 47 County Governments, Relevant Government Ministries, Universities, Agencies, NGOs, Civil Society and Private Sector.

Background
The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) is once again pleased to usher in the KNATCOM National Cultural Celebrations.
This year’s celebration will be the 3rd KNATCOM National Cultural Celebrations and it will  be held at the County level with Kisumu County being the proud host.
The celebrations will take place at Jomo Kenyatta Sports Grounds in Kisumu City, Kisumu County.
It will be characterized by exhibitions, cultural performances, gallery viewing (for artistic works, paintings and photographs), cultural villages and awarding of prizes to the best performers in those categories.

For more details please Click [Call for Artworks]
Those wishing to reserve a space for showcasing their products and services are required to download the registration form below, fill and send it to us through culturalcelebrations@unesco.go.ke

Download Registration Form

All are welcome to come and witness Kenya’s rich cultural diversity and evolving creative industries among others as we seek to promote inter-cultural dialogue, inclusivity and cohesion.

Entry is free.

For any inquiries regarding the event, kindly Call 020 2229053/4 or contact Emily Njeru, Email: emilynjeru@unesco.go.ke, Mobile: 0722828408

To follow the event activities live, please follow us on our Social Media Outlets below.

Venue: Jomo Kenyatta Sports Grounds, Kisumu County
Date: 19th – 23rd September, 2018
Theme: “Enhancing National Cohesion, Identity and Pride.”
Participants: All the 47 County Governments, Relevant Government Ministries, Universities, Agencies, NGOs, Civil Society and Private Sector.

Background
The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) is once again pleased to usher in the KNATCOM National Cultural Celebrations.
This year’s celebration will be the 3rd KNATCOM National Cultural Celebrations and it will  be held at the County level with Kisumu County being the proud host.
The celebrations will take place at Jomo Kenyatta Sports Grounds in Kisumu City, Kisumu County.
It will be characterized by exhibitions, cultural performances, gallery viewing (for artistic works, paintings and photographs), cultural villages and awarding of prizes to the best performers in those categories.

For more details please Click [Call for Artworks]
Those wishing to reserve a space for showcasing their products and services are required to download the registration form below, fill and send it to us through culturalcelebrations@unesco.go.ke

Download Registration Form

All are welcome to come and witness Kenya’s rich cultural diversity and evolving creative industries among others as we seek to promote inter-cultural dialogue, inclusivity and cohesion.

Entry is free.

For any inquiries regarding the event, kindly Call 020 2229053/4 or contact Emily Njeru, Email: emilynjeru@unesco.go.ke, Mobile: 0722828408

Guest Speakers

To download printable programme [Click Here]

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

The 3rd KNATCOM National Cultural Celebrations

Theme: Enhancing National Cohesion, Identity and Pride.”

 Monday 17th September 2018

TIME ACTIVITY ACTORS
All Day Allocation & Setting up of exhibition booths Curation & selection Sub-committee
Registration of  participants Hospitality Sub-committee
Vetting of cultural dance troupes for the official opening ceremony Curation  Sub-committee/PPMC

 Tuesday 18th September 2018

TIME ACTIVITY ACTORS
All Day Allocation & Setting up of exhibition booths Curation & selection sub-committee
Registration of  participants Hospitality sub-committee
Vetting of cultural dance troupes for the official opening ceremony Curation  sub-committee/PPMC

 Day 1 – Wednesday 19th September 2018

TIME ACTIVITY ACTORS
8.30am  – 9.30am Registration of  participants Hospitality sub-committee
8.30am – 5.00pm Multi-Sectoral Exhibitions Curation  & selection sub-committee
8.30am – 5.00pm Multi-Cultural Performances Curation  & Selection sub-committee
8.30am – 5.00pm Food Fair (Fish Fiesta) Kisumu County Government
8.30am – 5.00pm Omieri Exhibition Kisumu County Government/ NMK
9.00am – 10.00am Arrival of guests Hospitality/ Protocol sub-committee
10.00am – 1.00pm

 

Cultural performances / Entertainment Curation  & Selection sub-committee

PPMC

Official opening All committees
1.00am – 2.00pm Luncheon Invited Guests
2.00pm- 5.00pm Adjudication of Exhibitions Adjudicators
6.00pm- 9.00pm Fireworks by the lake

Cocktail (Impala Eco-Lodge)

Fashion show

County Government of Kisumu

 Day 2 – Thursday 20th September 2018

TIME ACTIVITY ACTORS
8.30am- 5.00pm Multi-Sectoral Exhibitions Curation  & Selection sub-committee
2.00pm- 5.00pm Multi-Cultural Performances Curation  & Selection sub-committee
11.00am- 12.00pm Public Talk Identified Key Speaker
8.30am- 5.00pm Food Fair (Fish Fiesta) Kisumu County Government
8.30am- 5.00pm Omieri Exhibition Kisumu County Government/ NMK
8.30am- 5.00pm Adjudication of Cultural performances Adjudicators
6.00pm- 9.00pm Youth Extravaganza Kisumu County Government

 

Day 3 – Friday 21st September 2018

TIME ACTIVITY ACTORS
8.30am- 5.00pm Multi-Sectoral Exhibitions Curation  & Selection sub-committee
2.00pm- 5.00pm Multi-Cultural Performances Curation  & Selection sub-committee
11.00am- 12.00pm Public Talk Identified Key Speaker
8.30am – 5.00pm Food Fair (Fish Fiesta) Kisumu County Government
8.30am – 5.00pm Omieri Exhibition Kisumu County Government/ NMK
8.30am- 5.00pm Adjudication of Cultural performances Adjudicators
6.00pm- Late Benga Luo Night County Government of Kisumu

 

Day 4 – Saturday 22nd September 2018

TIME ACTIVITY ACTORS
8.30am – 5.00pm Multi-Sectoral Exhibitions Curation  & Selection sub-committee
8.30am – 5.00pm Food Fair (Fish Fiesta) Kisumu County Government
8.30am – 5.00pm Omieri Exhibition Kisumu County Government/ NMK
9.00am- 11.00am Multi-Cultural Performances Curation  & Selection sub-committee
11.00am – 3.00pm

 

Cultural performances / Entertainment Curation  & Selection sub-committee

PPMC

Award of Prizes

Closing ceremony

All committees

Day 5 – Saturday afternoon and Sunday

TIME ACTIVITY ACTORS
8.30am- 5.00pm Excursions (Guided Tours – at own cost)

-Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site, Kit Mikayi Shrine, Weeping Stone, Homa Hills Hot Springs, Got Ramogi Hills, Kisumu museum, Dunga beach, Lwang’ini beach & Hippo point.

Kisumu County Government

The county Government of Kisumu has provided the list below for hotels and rates. You can download the list in [PDF Here]

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

 

THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KISUMU

(Directorate of Tourism)

LIST OF ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES IN KISUMU

  NAME CONTACTS RATES(KSH) BED CAPACITY
1. Acacia Premier Hotel 0709850000 15,254-54,600
2. Rock Resort 0729126791/0729127560 2,500-4,750 60
3. Kiboko Bay Resort 0724387738/0711905540 10,000-33,500
4. Wigot Gardens Hotel 0728744144/0708122222 7,000-31,500
5. Grand Royal Swiss 0742091344/0712729390 12,000-95,000
6. Sovereign Hotel 0725860279 13,500-17,000 44
7. The Vic Hotel +254208066847/8 6,500-30,000 56
8. Desert Rose  Resort 0717548039/0735432615 3,500-36,400
9. Jumuia Hotel 0721976703 5,500-13,000 106
10. Pincone Hotel 0705594600/0737100299 6,000-20,400
11. Kisumu Hotel 0733500036 6,000-28,000 101
12. Rockwell Hotel 020788326 3,500-16,000
13. Joventure Hotel 0710714189 3,000-42,000 10
14. Kisumu Beach Resort 0720763146 1,500-2,000 8
15. Beach View Hotel 0795401127 2,500
16. Alcazar Hotel 0705136303/0722924475 2,300-4,200
17. Shalom Hotel 0710930242/0704383114 1,500-3,000 44
18. Hotel Palmers 0722999691/0733542553 2,000-11,000 25
19. Sunset Hotel 0723686483/0733411001 5,000-15,500 100
20. Hotel Rivers and Kisumu +254572025672 1,500-4,400
21. Jambo Impala Ecolodge 0726774304/0572533040 25,000-45,000 24
22. Milimani Holiday Resort 0710568262 3,900-4,900 81
23. Le Savannah Lodges 0724226461/0786449692 6,500-15,000 39
24. Imperial Hotel 072140515/0734608111 9,000-32,500
25. Shammah Hotel 0724261978 1,500-4,500
26. Imperial  Express Hotel 0723611930 1,500-2,000
27. Metropak Hotel 0701663674 3,500-4,500 20
28. Victoria Comfort Inn 0712211301 5,000-7,500
29. Kika Hotel 0720477254 2,500-6,500 14
30. Triple Resort 0723436680 3,000-4,500
31. Whirl Spring Hotel 0714163314 3,500-4,500 30
32. Hotel Natasha 057-2020189
33. Everest House Hotel 0792938131 2,100-3,600
34. Siaya Guest House 0729880947 1,200 29
35. Chacalica Guest House 0746924553 1,600-2,600 18
36. Hotel Fanana 057202711 700-1,000 19
37. Twin Breeze Hotel 0797007779
38. Migori County Fair View 0724570242
39. Dandenis Superhighway Motel 0711323464
40. Kaggy Guest House 0722876250 600 12
41. Lina Guest House 0719523803 700 10
42. Ima Samba Marina 0572026006 38
43. Dream House Hotel 0703190959 2,000-4,000
44. Fuel Junction Hotel 0735731555 3,000-5,000
45. Triple Trojan Hotel 0713010677 2,500-3,000 20
46. East Africa Guest House 0722683600 17
47. Groove Apartments 0722840483
48. Hotel Naselica 0728147394 1,500-2,000 54
49. The Clarice Guest House 0572500644 6
50. Action Palace Hotel 0711912862 600-800 100
51. African Pride 0721856095
52. New East View Hotel 0722556721 2,500-3,500 20
53. Alva Resort 0727328265 800-2,000
54. Asba Rendezvous 0722229436 9
55. Athens Villa 0725576549 10
56. Dali International Hotel 0724168819 38
57. Firm Rock Resort 0774444420
58. Good Samaritan Inn 0735731555 30
59. Hotel Dew Church Drive +254733999205
60. Hotel Vundumba (Marryland) 0572020043/05740093 36
61. Lakers Inn +2540572021896 27
62. Mohamed Super Lodge +254733540735
63. Peacock Hotel Chulaimbo 0728777708 1,500-2,000 7
64. Rock Bottom 0723651625 700 5
65. Praying Mantis Ltd 0722202854 2,500-4,500
66. Rudolf Place 0711637428
67. Sally Paradise Hotel 0722625989 800-1,500 15
68. Cosy Gardens 0713710991 2,500-3,800 18
69. Royal City Gardens Hotel 0702996183 4,500-14,000 40
70. Odembi Complex 4
71. The Scottish Tartan Hotel 30
72. Sooper Guest House 15
73. All Africas Tourism Hotel 12
74. Hotel Golden Arm 16
75. Budget Guest House 18
76. Victoria Comfort Inn 18
77. Magere Guest House 11
78. Macadai Guest House 11
79. Mamboleo Tavern 9
80. Lumumba Star Hotel and Resort 15
81. Zebra Resort and Spa 37
82. Canasoda Guest House 8
83. Westend Hotel 16
84. Mountain View Restaurant 2
85. Mvuli Bar 1
86. New Riat Bar and Restaurant 2
87. Phaldomar guest house 20
88. Deacons Guest House 15
89. Stadview Guest House 17
90. Royal Annex 24
91. Kamili Apartments and Holiday Resort 54
92. Hotel Casanova 30
93. Tazama (lodge) Western 11
94. Poly View Hotel Ltd 59
95. Suedoy Hotel 20
96. Hotel Riverssand 30
97. New Rozzy Lodge 10
98. St. Ann Guest House 50
99. Phenny Guest House 15
100. Silver Hotel 20
101. Taratibu House 10
102. Novelty Guest House 22
103. Midway Hotel 16
104. New Inca hotel 40
105. Razibi Guest House 10
106. Canon Jacob Ombara Guest House 21
107. Eros Guest House 30
108. Kiboko Bay Resort 20
109. Hotel Mamba 42
110. Lake View Hotel 16
111. Twiga Guest House 5
112. Monalisa ltd 30
113. New Victoria 34
114. Vera in Guest House 10
115. Park View Safari Hotel and Apartments 32
116. Magline Conference and Guest House 10
117. The Great Lakes Hotel 99
118. Lake Breeze Hotel 40
119. Hotel Perch 64
120. Hotel Elyon 14
121. Beograda Hotel 40
122. Macedonia Resort Club 13
123. Duke of Breeze 59
124. Maseno Club 28
125. Wonderline Guest House 11
126. Hotel Equator 12
127. Geneva Guest House 31
128. Museum View Hotel 68
129. Hill Side Villa 37
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131.
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REPUBLIC OF KENYA

THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KISUMU

 

WEEKLY FLIGHT SCHEDULES TO KISUMU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  AIRLINES DESTINATIONS FREQUENCY DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AMOUNT(KES)
1. KENYA AIRWAYS NBI-KIS

NBI-MSA

NBI-ELD

NBI-ENTEBE

NBI-MALINDI

NBI-UKUNDA

DAILY 0615

0920

1225

1710

0705

1010

1315

1800

5,475-10,870
2. JAMBO JET NBI-KIS

NBI-ELD

NBI-UKUNDA

NBI-MALINDI

NBI-ENTEBE

NBI-MSA

DAILY 0615

0740

0920

0645

0820

0950

10,953-13,666
3. SILVERSTONE NBI-KIS

NBI-UKUNDA

NBI-LAMU

DAILY 0700

0800

1630

1730

0740

0840

1710

1810

8,138-11,471
4. FLY 540 NBI-KIS

NBI-ELD

NBI-HBY

NBI-KTL

NBI-LAMU

NBI-LOK

NBI-MALINDI

NBI-MBA

DAILY 0615

1640

0645

0645

1920

2035

1930

5,270-10,270
5. AFRICA EXPRESS AIRWAYS NBI-ENTEBE DAILY 0615

0920

1710

1225

1840

0645

1920

1010

1800

1315

8,206-14,431
6. SAFARILINK NBI-KIS

NBI-KITALE

NBI-LAMU

NBI-LODWAR

NBI-MARA

NBI-MIGORI

NBI-NAIVASHA

DAILY 0615

0920

1710

0700

1000

1750

5,791-12,751
7. HAHN AIR SYSTEM NBI-KIS

NBI-UKUNDA

NBI-LAMU

DAILY 0700

1630

0740

1710

8,500-9,500

 

 

 

 

 

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KISUMU

 

LIST OF TOUR OPERATORS IN KISUMU COUNTY

  TOUR OPERATORS CONTACTS
1 RAYDOLL TOURS& TRAVEL 0712271490
2 FREE AFRICA TOURS & SAFARIS 0572025220
3 INTREGRI TOURS & TRAVEL
4 TOVI TOURS & TRAVEL
5 PEL TRAVELS LTD 0572022780
6 SITIRAM TRAVEL & TOURS LTD 0572023130
7 SITATUNGA ECO TOURS
8 BIKE VENTURES TOUR/RENTAL & SAFARIS
9 BEST OF AFRICA TRAVEL BUREAU LTD 0711610990
10 JUVENTURES CAR & TRAVEL 0728482350
11 NAVANA TOURS
12 ZAIRA TOURS & TRAVEL CO. LTD
13 SCHONNENWERD TOURS TRAVEL 0724582300
14 VIBA EXPLORE TOURS & TRAVEL 0736967460/0797843364
15 PEL TRAVEL LTD
16 CHUSIMO TOURS AND TRAVEL 07266880085
17 AMANI TOURS AND TRAVEL
18 KISUMU LINK TOURS 0572501339/0202306115
19 GLEYS TOURS & TRAVEL 0724596200
20 PHIATON TRAVELS 0722638368
21 K AND M SAFARIS 0723285751
22 ZAIRA TOURS AND TRAVEL COMPANY LTD 0722788879- info@zairatoursafrica.com
  TRAVEL AGENTS CONTACTS
1 AFRICAN TOUR SAFARIS 0716584533
2 SHIVA TRAVELS 0722742223
3 LAKE TRAVELS 0727683033
4 BLUE OCEAN INVESTMENT 0791496100
5 AGM AROUND THE GLOBE MOVEMENT
6 KEIRA AND MAYA SAFARIS LTD 0723285751

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What kind of works shall be accepted for participation?

All Kenyan creative cultural works of expressions as well artifacts, adornments and indigenous medicine depicting the stated theme of the celebrations namely, “Enhancing National Cohesion, Identity and Pride”

2. Can an individual or group participate in more than two categories?
You certainly can, but only if your items belong to different categories.

3. Can promoters and advertisers of products also participate in the celebrations?
Yes, subject to special clearance by KNATCOM upon application.

4. How much does it cost to participate in the celebrations?
Only exhibitors of visual arts, material culture items and artifacts are subject to payment for designated hire of exhibition tent booth spaces upon application.
Rates differ depending on spaces taken.
Please refer to the Registration Form on our website for applicable rates.

5. How much is the entry fee?
Entry to the celebration activities is FREE.

6. Who pays for participants’ costs of coming to the celebrations, preparing their exhibition items, performance presentations and living expenses throughout the duration of the festival?
All participants shall take care of their entire costs incidental to participation in the celebrations including preparations, travel, food and accommodation.
Individuals and groups are free to fundraise or seek sponsorships on their own to cover their participation expenses.

7. How will one access the list of the selected registered participants?
The Official programme shall indicate all registered participants against their scheduled items of presentation.
This can be obtained at the venue of the celebrations.

8. What is the criteria of booth allocation for the celebrations?
Booths will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

9. Can I sell my wares during the festival?
No, unless you qualify under the exhibition criteria for the celebrations.

10. It is my first time to participate in such celebrations. What if I don’t have a portfolio of previous work, does that mean I can’t qualify?
All are invited to participate on singular basis of the appropriateness of their works in line with the celebration’s theme and curatorial standards.

11. Are your venues accessible to PLWD (People Living with Disabilities)?
Yes, the venue is accessible to PLWD

12. Who should I call to find out more information about the celebrations?
All inquiries, requests for additional information regarding the celebrations should be directed to KNATCOM as follows:
Physical location:
National Bank Building
16th Floor, Harambee Avenue
P.O. Box 72107-00200
NAIROBI.
Tel: +254 (0) 20 2229053/4
Email: sg@unesco.go.ke / info@unesco.go.ke
Facebook: NatcomUnescoKe
Twitter: NatcomUnescoKe

H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, CiC

H.E. Josephat Nanok, Chair Governors Council, Gov, Turkana County

H.E. Josephat Nanok, Chair Governors Council, Gov, Turkana County

H.E. Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o, Gov. Kisumu County

Dr. Evangeline Njoka, MBS – Secretary General/CEO KNATCOM for UNESCO