On 4th October 2020, Kenya Film Commission hosted Government officials and representatives from the National Heroes Council, among other film enthusiasts, to the live screening of the 2020 London Marathon at the Galleria Shopping Mall’s Drive-In Cinema. In attendance was Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Devolution, Eugene Wamalwa; Principal Secretary, State Department of ICT and Innovation – Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Mr. Jerome Ochieng; World Champions Tegla Lorupe and Rose Tata and Heads of various State Agencies led by our CEO, Mr. Timothy Owase and the CEO National Heroes Council, Amb. Yvonne Khamati Yahaya
Speaking after the win by Brigid Kosgei in the Women’s Race, CS Wamalwa applauded the Commission for the reintroduction of the Drive-In Cinema at a time when the country needs innovative entertainment platforms. He noted that the creative industry will be one of the best ways to grow the economy post COVID-19 pandemic.
KFC CEO Mr. Timothy Owase stated that the Commission adopted the Drive-In Cinema experience concept to screen local films to the public and was glad to work with the National Heroes Council to beam the London Marathon and two Kenya Films: World Tofauti and the recently launched Uradi.
He reiterated the Commission’s agenda of building a larger audience for Kenyan content through setting up supportive infrastructure. He urged filmmakers to embrace telling the stories of our Kenyan stars in the athletics arena among other sports disciplines.
PS Jerome Ochieng’ called upon Kenyans from all walks of life to rally behind the effort of the Kenya Film Commission in watching Kenyan local films by embracing the Drive-In cinema platform and many other avenues showcasing our local films.