Bible Society of Kenya participated in the 2016 Nairobi International Book Fair that took place at Sarit Center from September 21st to 25th 2016.
The Nairobi International Book Fair 2016 is the longest running book fairs in the Horn of Africa region having run for the last nineteen years nonstop. The event is the showcase event of the Kenya Publishers Association which is the body that brings together those who run the publishing industry in Kenya.
The forum brought together writers, authors, script writers, publishers, publishing house owners, and printers. Some writers also launched their books at this expo.
This was a great opportunity for BSK to interact one on one with her customers as well as expound more about her products and programs. Scriptures were distributed and enquiries handled from parents, teachers, students, librarians, bookshop owners and other guests.
The BSK stand was visited by many children, who came with school tours to see variety of Bibles that they could enjoy in school and at home. They were particularly excited to see that the Good News Bible and Revised Standard Version Bibles are from Bible Society of Kenya. The adults weren’t left out either as there was variety of Bibles for them to choose from.
The expo themed inspired to read was officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Dr. Fred Matiang’i. In his remarks, Dr. Matiang’i noted that publishers need to embrace digitization of reading materials as the current technology makes it easy to access information both for children and adults at large. BSK therefore needs to embrace technology so as to ensure that as many people can access the Word of God.