Kenya Publishers’ Association is the umbrella body for book publishers in Kenya. This Association encourages the widest possible spread of printed and digital books throughout Kenya and beyond. Apart from promoting and protecting by all lawful means the interests of the publishing industry in Kenya, the Association also seeks to protect its members by dealing collectively with problems which can best be so dealt with.
This year the regional book-fair will be held in Eldoret (The Home of Champions) which is a principal town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and serves as the capital of Uasin Gishu County and has a population of 500,000 people. Eldoret is the fifth most populated urban area in the country after Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Ruiru.
Eldoret is also an important educational centre. It is the home of Moi University and also private universities such has University of Eastern Africa, Baraton and University of Eldoret. Technical institutions which includes the Rift Valley Institute of Technology, Kenya Industrial Training Institute and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) all have branches in Eldoret.
The Eldoret Regional Book-fair is scheduled to be held from 31st May to June 3rd 2023.
Venue: Eldo Center, car parking area next to Quickmart and Huduma center and along Uganda Road, Eldoret.
Theme: Nurturing Talent through Publishing
Activities lined up during the bookfair period are:
- Wednesday 31st May 2023- Opening ceremony:
KPA official opening Ceremony will be held at the bookfair venue and the Chief guest invited is the Eldoret County Governor H.E. Jonathan Bii Chelilim, Other guests include Prof. Charles Ong’ondo KICD Director, Mr. Khalif Sh. Issack County Director of Education, Uasin Gishu, TSC county Director Uasin Gishu.
- Other activities during the book-fair include:
- Daily Interaction with your favorite publishers.
- Book Launches, Debates and workshops.
- Books will also be sold at discounted prices.
- Children activities.
- Give away prizes.
- Art and craft competitions.
ENTRY IS FREE
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