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Dagoretti High kicked out of drama festivals

Dagoretti High School was on Sunday banned from participating in the Kenya Schools and Colleges National Drama Festival at Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School in Nyeri County.

The school was given marching orders after its students attempted to burn down a dormitory at Kagumo High School where they had been staying since the festivals kicked off on April 7.

Dagoretti High School presented their dramatised dance Mupango on Friday and after their performances the students started their journey back at Kagumo very late in the evening according to Kenya Schools and Colleges National Drama Festival Executive Secretary Mr Sirengo Khaemba.

Their dance looks at how stereotyping leads to negative perception of people. It is choreographed by Hudson Wafula, Carlos Otondo and Terry Kibata.

“We will take further action after the festival ,” Mr Sirengo said.

Kibabii Diploma College’s play, Reverberations scripted and directed by Ralp Wangatiah won in the play categories.

The winners were announced on Sunday. 

The play by the college from Bungoma County is about betrayal, selfish interests and malice.

It pits two step brothers whose interests are parallel and whose hatred for each other is intense. The two have had a long running battle which has threatened to break the family apart.

As their battles continue to disintegrate the family, elders intervene and urge them to live together. The conflict is solved when the two brothers shake hands on a deal to live together in harmony. 

The protagonists are played by James Wesonga, who is a poor man and works as a watchman. His rich brother, who is played by Victor Macharia, preys on his wife (Daphy Anyamba ).