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Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts in Kenya

The Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts in Kenya

The Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts was established through the Executive Order No. 2 “Organization of the Government of the Republic of Kenya dated May 2013”.It comprises of departments of Sports, Office of the Sports Registrar, Culture, Permanent Presidential Music Commission, Kenya National Archives and Documentation Services, Library Services, Records Management, The Arts and Film Services.

Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

  • Sports Kenya
  • Kenya Academy of Sports
  • National Sports Fund
  • National Museums of Kenya
  • Kenya Cultural Centre
  • Kenya Film Commission
  • Kenya Film Classification Board and
  • The Kenya National Library Service
  • National Heroes Council
  • Anti-Doping Agency Kenya
  • Natural Products Industry Agency

Strategic Objectives of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

  1. To undertake policy, legal and institutional reforms to facilitate implementation of the Ministry’s Mandate and functions
  2. To harness, develop, preserve and promote Kenya’s cultural heritage, arts and the sports
  3. To improve and modernize records management practices and enhance access to public library services and information
  4. To mobilize and promote rational utilization of resources for effective implementation of Ministerial programmes and activities
  5. To build adequate capacity to enhance provision of quality and efficient services and enhance the image of the Ministry

Mandate of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

The Mandate of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts is spelt out in the executive Order No. 2 dated May 2013 on the organization of the Government as:

  1. To develop and coordinate sports; promote and develop sports facilities; and spearhead the expansion of the sports industry
  2. To promote the national culture policy; heritage policy and management
  3. To promote the national archives and public records management
  4. To develop the film industry, film policy and promote local content
  5. To promote Library Service
  6. To promote research and conservation of Music

Functions of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

The core functions of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts include:-

  • Formulation of policies on sports, culture and the arts industry
  • Promotion, preservation and maintenance of positive and diverse culture for national identity, pride, integration and cohesion
  • Preservation, care and promotion of access to all public records and Archives
  • Coordination, facilitation and harmonization of activities of the sports, culture and arts sector
  • Research, preservation, conservation and management of Kenya’s heritage and culture
  • Development, promotion, and preservation of sports, arts, and Kenya’s Cultural heritage
  • Production and dissemination of Information
  • Protection and Promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions in Kenya
  • Identification and safeguarding of Kenya’s cultural heritage for the promotion of the creative economy
  • License film production and regulate consumption of films in Kenya

Management of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

Cabinet Secretary: Dr Hassan Wario Arero (PhD)
Sports Development Principal Secretary: Amb. Richard T. Ekai (PhD), MBS
Culture and Arts Principal Secretary: Robert Joe Okundo
D.A: Wenslas A. Ong’ayo, MBS

Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts in Kenya

Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts in Kenya

Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts Contacts

Ministry of Sports, Culture and The Arts,
Physical Address: Kencom House 2nd Floor
Postal Address: P. O. Box 49849-00100
City: Nairobi,Kenya
E-mail: psoffice@minspoca.go.ke
E-mail: csoffice@minspoca.go.ke
Telephone: Tel. +254 020 2251164
Website: www.sportsculture.go.ke

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