Curtains fall on 57th edition of the Kenya National Drama Festival held in Meru

Thursday April 14 2016

Kaaga Girls High School students celebrate

Kaaga Girls High School students celebrate after emerging second best the secondary schools plays category in the just concluded 57th Edition of the Kenya National Drama Festival held in Meru. The festival ended on April 14, 2016. PHOTO | ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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The 57th edition of the Kenya National Drama Festival held in Meru Town has ended with winners expected to be feted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Sagana State Lodge, Friday.

The 10-day event saw more than 50,000 participants attend the festivals held in Meru School, Kaaga Girls, Kaaga Boys and Kenya Methodist University.

The event turned the usually not-so-busy Meru Town into a beehive of activity with hotels being fully booked and businessmen making a kill.

The following were the winners in various categories:

Secondary schools - Film category

Kangubiri Girls ‘Return to planet Earth’

State House Girls High school ‘The Principal’s daughter’

Kagumo High School ‘Fire of Passion’

Best directed screen play - ‘The Principals daughter’ by State House Girls

Best cinematography - Kamandura Girls

Best scripted film - Good Samaritan Secondary School

Best edited Film - Loreto Msongari

Best story film - Good Samaritan Secondary School

Best screen fiction - Kangubiri Girls

Best science fiction - Kangubiri Girls

Best action movie - Mukurweini Boys

Best sound - Kamandura Girls


In the primary schools' plays, the performance was as follows:

1. Lions Primary School

2. St John’s Mahiakalo

3. Victoria Junior Mombasa

In the dance category for special schools, St Catherine’s Butula took top position followed by Maranda School for the Mentally Handicapped while Kwale School for the Deaf took third position.


In the universities’ plays category, Kenyatta University was tops followed by the Kenya Methodist University and Maseno University.

Zetech University was top in the cultural dance category, followed by Mt Kenya University, Kakamega campus and Kenyatta University.

Among teachers training colleges, Eregi TTC produced the best play, followed by Kaimosi TTC and Kagumo TTC.

In cultural dance Eregi TTC was tops, followed by Migori TTC and Kericho TTC.

St John’s Kilimanjaro had the best narratives followed by Kericho TTC and Migori TTC.

Kakamega High School Secondary led with the best play in secondary schools followed by Kaaga Girls High school and Dwawamu Leadership Academy.

St Mary's Lwak Girls produced the best cultural dance followed by Dagoretti High School and Matuga Girls High School.

Dry's Girls School had the best solo verse followed by Alliance High School while St Peter's Musikoma was third.

Sironga Girls High School had the best narrative, St Paul's Kevote was second while Koyonzo High School was third.