• Kiambu Governor James Nyoro told the Star that the sites will help raise revenue.
• He said they are creating awareness among community members on the importance of cultural and heritage sites.
The Kiambu county government and the National Museums of Kenya have started mapping out cultural and heritage sites for rehabilitation.
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro told the Star that the sites will help raise revenue.
He said they are creating awareness among community members on the importance of cultural and heritage sites. "We are also informing cultural practitioners that the sites are being mapped out for gazettement,” Nyoro said.
Nyoro said educating the community on conservation and management of the sites will not only help raise revenue, but also preserve history for future generations.
The sites in Kiambu county include the Church of the Torch, Mensa, Watson Scott Memorial, Ngecha Art Centre, Paradise Lost Sanctuary and Mau Mau caves.
The others are Banana Hill Art Gallery, Ondiri Swamp, Fort Smith, Old Italian Church, Italian Prisoners of War pillars, Mugumo Gardens, Manguo Swamp, Mwanya wa Ruhuho, Aramati Thingira centre and Ngegu cow horns community programme.
County Gender and Culture director Mary Kirobi said the county government is working closely with the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) to establish a library in the devolved unit so residents can access information on different cultures or do research.
She said they will name some roads in honour of some heroes and heroines from the county.
Kirobi said the department is looking forward to taking registered cultural groups from the county to showcase talent and display artifacts abroad.