Sports CS Ababu Namwamba, on Tuesday, May 17, pledged his support for Huruma Town Kids (H-Town Kids) after hosting them at his office in Nairobi.
The CS promised to support their education in its entirety and empower them to reach their full potential in the art and performing sector.
Besides supporting their education, Namwamba directed the Kenya Film School, Kenya Academy of Sports, Kenya National Theatre, Permanent Presidential Music Commission and Kenya National Innovation Agency to monetise the content of Huruma Town kids.
"He made a personal donation of Kshs100,000 to support the children’s education.
"He commended the talented child crew for their creativity, assuring them of the Ministry’s support to nurture their talents in sports and arts by ensuring their content is monitised under the Talanta Hela initiative," the Ministry of Sports wrote.
Ababu, as a result, promised to help the Huruma Town kids after their clip went viral. The acting crew imitated the CS, President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga following their meeting at the Kasarani Sports Center during the Kipkeino Classic on Saturday, May 13.
The CS was impressed by their creativity and instructed the officials under his ministry to track them.
“Talanta Hela, somebody please get me these boys,” Ababu stated in his post.
Before meeting with Ababu, the crew had reenacted various skits. The top individuals featured in their clips include President Ruto, Citizen TV presenter Jeff Koinange, Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan.
A group made of 20 children who specialise in acting, singing and acrobatics. Their content includes videos and photos where they recreate celebrity photo shoots, movies and music videos.
H-Town has been featured in various global publications, including CNN and Deutsche Welle(DW).