Several media houses which had prepared to show it live from the Aga Khan high school in Mombasa were told they could not even after preparing outside broadcasting facilities for days.
This morning Education ministry officials and the Education PS on Sunday vetoed attempts by the media houses to cover S hackles of Doom live from Aga Khan High School Mombasa 4pm.
Earlier the national Executive Committee had considered requests from TV stations to have live coverage of the play and granted them permission to do so.
No sooner had TV crews moved to action setting up Outside Broadcasting equipment a communication to halt plans came through the top officials.
âThe PS has said it would be unfair to isolate one play for live coverage while the rest did not enjoy the same,â an official in the ministry said.
Given the great national interest on the play editorial opinion was to have the rest of the nation who did not make it to Mombasa to see it firsthand.
Now they will have make do recorded snippets during prime news.
Keen observers has seen the latest move as way of frustrating further a play that has set precedent as the first to go to court for arbitration based on censorship.
Today the venue is full of theatre-goers and security has been beefed up at the venue with all going through detailed checks and frisking at the entry points.
Special doors at the auditorium have been marked âVIP ONLYâ as a long queue of those buying tickets for the evening session continue to stretch.
Some people have travelled as far as from Kakamega, Nairobi, Lamu and Nyeri to come and watch the play.