Makueni Gubernatorial Aspirant Prof. Philip Kaloki has promised to support local musicians from Makueni County if he will be elected as the county governor.
Speaking to journalists after meeting local musicians from the region in Wote, Kaloki stated that both gospel and secular musicians should ensure that their music not only entertains their fans but also betters their lives just like other professionals.
“We have discussed a lot with musicians from the Ukambani region on how their talent as musicians can improve their lives and if elected as the Governor of Makueni County, I will help them benefit from their talent just like their colleagues in other countries,” Kaloki promised.
The professor also noted that Makueni County has a recording studio that has insufficient recording equipment and promised to equip the studio once he takes over from Professor Kivutha Kibwana if elected.
Musicians from the region said that the recording studio, which was set up by the County Government, is not fully equipped which makes making music in the studio a big challenge for them.
Kaloki further acknowledged that Makueni has one of the best musicians in Kenya, adding that supporting them will develop the talent further.
In 2021, the Makueni Recording Studio was nominated for the 2021 Music Cities Award. The recording studio was nominated for the worldwide award in an initiative to directly support the musicians.
The former Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Chairman will battle it out with Kibwezi MP Dr. Patrick Musimba, Makueni County Woman Representative Rose Museo, businessman David Masika are among other candidates on the race to take the mantle from Kibwana.