Karima Girls School play on cybercrime thrills audience on Easter weekend

Tuesday March 29 2016

Students of Karima Girls High School from

Students of Karima Girls High School from Nyandarua County stage the play titled 'Dabtap' during a drama concert at the Kenya National Theatre on March 28, 2016. The play on cybercrime won top position during the Aberdare Region Drama Festival. PHOTO | ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By ANTHONY NJAGI
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A play on cybercrime and its negative effects on children moved the audience at the Kenya National Theatre on Sunday.

It was performed by Karima Girls High School from Nyandarua County during major drama concert.

The highlights of the event, which was held during the Easter holiday, was ‘Dabtap,’ a play on cybercrime, social media and its negative effects on children.

In the play, a girl who is neglected by her busy parents falls prey to social media where she gets company.

The girl starts communicating with a stranger, who professes to love her despite having never met her.

When they finally meet, the man turns out to be a beast and rapes the girl.

The play’s message is to parents not to leave the nurturing of their children to teachers and society.

BEST IN DRAMA FESTIVALS

The play took the firs position in the social and family values category and best play on cybercrime during the Aberdare Region Drama Festival.

The event has been held annually for the last four years and is dubbed ‘Gifted Minds Concert’.

Staging the drama at the Kenya National Theatre gives more Kenyans the opportunity to enjoy themselves.

The main actors in ‘Daptap’ were Ivy Manjari, Grace Wendo, Shirleen Nyaga, and Mavis Maringa.

Apart from Nyaga, the other actors are Form One students.

Karima Girls starts promoting creative talent at the earliest level, according to the Principal Mrs Catherine Irungu.

The play was written by Gervit Asllan Shioso and Lilian Midogo.

It was directed by Newton Ambege and Felic Ochieng.

ATTRACTED GOOD AUDIENCE

It attracted good audience on Sunday afternoon which was an Easter weekend.

The play showed how negligent parents inadvertently expose their children to social vices.

It urged parents to put in more time in bringing up their children.

The concert, which attracted hundreds of people, was held to raise funds for needy students in the school.

"We really appreciate performing at the Kenya National Theatre which is the most prestigious in the country," said Grae wendo, one of the main actors.

The event was attended by parents of the students, former students and other members of the public.

Gladwell Gitonga who graduated from Moi University Eldoret in December 2015 and who is a former students of the school said the show was educative and relevant to both parents and young people.