May 17, 2022

Meru Count starts Construction Of The Njuri Ncheke Shrine

Meru Govenor Kiraitu Murungi

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Meru County Government is constructing a Sh 60 million cultural conference facility.

The county Governor Kiraitu Murungi said that the facility at the Njuri Ncheke shrine in Tigania West is meant to preserve the Meru culture and revive tourism activities in the region.

The governor said that the centre will be key in promoting the Ameru history, language and culture for future generations.

He said that the facility will promote the region’s business activities and create job opportunities for the locals.

“The centre will also host recording studios and exhibition halls to enable artists in the region to earn a living from their artistic expressions, including artworks,” Kiraitu said.

 He added that the 1, 500-capacity hall at the shrine will play host to local and national events, and enable locals to earn some money to run the facility.

 “We said in the process of doing so, we are going to support the Njuri Ncheke system which has been here for many years, and we are also going to establish the Kimeru Cultural Institute,” Kiraitu said.

Kiraitu was speaking after he visited the centre with more than 3,000 elders from Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties.

Njuri Ncheke Chairman Linus Kathera and the two Secretary Generals, Josphat Murangiri (Operations) and Washington Muthamia (Programmes), welcomed the initiative saying that it will put the counties on the nations tourism circuit.

 

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