05 May 2020

On 6th April 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta through his address to the nation and update on the Coronavirus global pandemic directed the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage to avail KSh 100 million from the Sports Fund to help cushion creatives in Kenya from the economic impact of the pandemic. The money, he said, would go to help the actors, artistes and musicians continue with creating content during this crisis period.

Since the pronouncement, we have noted that there are speculations, confusion and mixed reactions among creatives as well as members of the public on various social media platforms regarding these funds.

As KAMP, PRISK and MCSK we wish to state the following;

1.      As of today, 04/May/2020, the three collective management organisations (CMOs); KAMP, PRISK and MCSK have NOT received the said funds from the Ministry Of Sports, Culture and Heritage;

2.      On 20th April, 2020, KAMP, PRISK and MCSK jointly wrote a letter to the Ministry of sports, culture and heritage to make a follow up on the funds. The letter was copied to the CMOs line Ministry and regulator i.e. Ministry of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs and Kenya Copyright Board respectively;

3.      As of today, we have NOT received any feedback from the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage in regards to this matter.

We therefore, would like to assure our members that the issue is being handled quickly and efficiently in collaboration with the two ministries and KECOBO. Any forthcoming developments on this issue will be communicated promptly.