Kenyan president dedicates Chrisco Church
KENYA: The Chrisco Church was recently developed on an acre of land donated by the family of Peter Muthoka in Vota, which is part of the town of Machakos. In addition to the land, the Muthoka family also contributed the funds to facilitate the church’s construction.
With the building work complete, the church was officially dedicated in an event that included a speech delivered by the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. Joining Chrisco co-founder Mama Das with her family and congregation, the nation’s leader was accompanied by state officials including the minister of health as well as other political leaders, such as senator of Nairobi, Mike Sonko, governor of Machakos County, Alfred Mutua and several members of the Ukambani parliament.
With vast experience in designing, distributing and integrating audio systems at houses of worship across East Africa, Sound Creations Limited was called upon by the church’s interior designer and director of Grasp Design, Gurmukh Singh Panesar, to supply and install the main PA system for the dedication and for President Kenyatta’s address. Completing the installation were Mike Rutherford, Kevin Mehta and Vincent Manwa from the solutions provider, with Mr Rutherford serving as project manager.
The loudspeaker solution comprised equipment from Italian manufacturer dBTechnologies. DVA Mini line arrays were flown either side of the stage in clusters of six, while two units of the Sub 18H subwoofer were located on the ground, one per side. Four units of the manufacturer’s FM12 active stage monitors were placed on the stage.
Shure’s wireless combo set, the BLX1288E/MX53 was implemented as the microphone solution alongside the SLX24E/SM58 handheld wireless system. An Allen & Heath Qu24 digital mixing console was deployed to control the audio setup. Away from the sound side, Sound Creations also utilised a Datavideo camera, several Christie projectors, a PTC HD camera and Chauvet lights.
The president’s speech commended the Muthoka family for the resources provided in building the church and urged the community to support current and upcoming development initiatives.
‘The audio quality was good,’ says Mr Singh Panesar. ‘There were no issues at all.’