Government Gives Kenyan Actors, Comedians COVID-19 Relief Stipend of KSh 10K Each

Apparently, over 200 Kenyan actors and comedians have received up to Ksh 10,000 from the government of Kenya to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Tuko News, the beneficiaries of the fund got the transfers through the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

In a telephone interview between Tuko and Churchill Show’s manager, Ken Waudo on June 22, the manager confirmed that his members received the relief fund as from last week.

He also revealed that theater actors in Nairobi have got their cut too and that the government is rolling out the same program in other regions.

“Yes, I can confirm my members( comedians and actors) have received the KSh 10,000 each, the money started coming in from last week. Even theatre actors have been paid (those in Nairobi), and the government is rolling out the same for theatre actors in other region,” he told

Kenyan currency
Kenyan Currency, Photo by Business Daily

A few months ago,  President Uhuru dedicated Ksh100 Million to Kenyan musicians.

Nevertheless, some artists complained of receiving Ksh 3,000 of the money.


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