By Claret Adhiambo
Season 4 of the annual Lenga Ugaidi na Talanta competition, a competition aimed at using the youth in fighting terrorism using art and music has been launched.
Godfrey Muhambi one of the organizers says that as opposed to the other years, this year the competition is being conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News Muhambi says that the competition basically involves the youth submitting a short video, of music, film or spoken word poetry about counter violence extremism.
“Terrorism is cutting across all ages. The most important thing is the message in the submissions that we are trying to push to the youth on counter violence extremism,” says Muhambi.
“There are a lot of goodies and incentives that the recruiters are using to recruit the youth into violence extremism,” he says.
Muhambi says that they have also brought in some Muslim leaders as partners in the competition to help educate the youth in counter violence extremism.
This year’s winner will walk out with Ksh, 200,000 number two will get Ksh. 150,000 among other prizes like the judges’ award which will be a laptop.
“We are also going regional and the best foreign film will be given Ksh. 30,000,” said Muhambi.
The past three editions of the competition has seen over 1,500 submissions with the winner walking out with Ksh. 500,000.
Those interested can submit their art via WhatsApp to 0770886246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the competition is 27th September.