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Exclusive: Shaffie Weru’s new gig in Governor Sakaja’s mega concert

Following his layoff at Homeboyz Radio, media personality Shaffie Weru has had to pursue a different trajectory in his career.

The former radio presenter, while speaking exclusively to Nairobi News, revealed that he is part of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja’s event organizing team, adding that this is Sakaja’s way of fulfilling the promise he made in his manifesto.

“Nairobi Festival is his baby. It’s part of his manifesto. He wanted to have a festival that runs a whole weekend every December after Jamhuri day. So instead of people finishing with Jamhuri day celebrations and then some few people go for lunch in State House and others go home, people will now be able to go to the park and celebrate a festival that goes on for three to four days. He’s a man on a mission and we plan to bring a lot of dignity to the city,” Shaffie said.

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Speaking about the governor’s inauguration, Shaffie said Sakaja called upon him to organize the event which undeniably turned out well.

“When he got inaugurated, he called upon me and the whole team to do something spectacular for him and we definitely obliged. I think that was the best gubernatorial inauguration ceremonies ever done,” he remarked.

A short video recently shared by the media personality, captured Sakaja ecstatically inviting Kenyans to attend the first edition of the Nairobi Festival between December 12-17, 2022.

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“Nairobi, as we promise, the very first Nairobi Festival is here. A whole week to celebrate our ICT and Innovation, our art, where we will feature upcoming and established artists, creative graffiti and calligraphy, and photography. Our culture made up of food, film and of course our mathrees,” Sakaja said.

According to the governor, the festival is meant to showcase what Nairobi is all about and bring together the culture and businesses that make the capital city a hustler community. It’s also intended to be a celebratory week-long event that sees Kenyans appreciate art and creativity.  

“Our bustling trade offering a wholesome shopping experience from a variety of Nairobi businesses. I invite you to come, celebrate and experience the core of who we truly are as Nairobi. A city of immense talent, creativity and of course where we are all about the hustle. All this will happen here at the newly renovated Uhuru Park between the 12th and 17th of December,” he said.

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