The entertainment industry in Kenya is suffering and their one cry to the President is to be fair.
It's been over six months and so many of them have been living with little to no form of income after the pandemic, COVID-19 hit the country. Clubs have been closed, events cancelled and social distancing has been the norm. All this was according to the directives issued by the government.
The past few weeks has seen Kenya in a very intense political space. With insults been thrown left right and center and more to that, campaigns have started for the famous BBI. Yet it is just 2020, elections is in two years' time.
Campaigns mean crowds in different areas the politicians travel. And if you have been keen on watching the news, the crowds are massive. This breaks the hearts of suffering celebrities depend on events and clubs for their income.
Their major question is, why is it political rallies can go on but events can't? Same concept different agenda.
Their cry is simple, Uhuru Kenyatta, 'open the entertainment world like you have the political world.'
A few artistes have taken to social media to air their grievances.
Khaligraph: Wueuwe, Rada Safi Sana, it seems The Country Has Finally been Re-opened Thank You Mr. President We will ensure that We follow The guidelines, Meanwhile above are pictures of The 1st Social Gathering Activities happening across The country 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Where do You want To See me perform 1st? Nairobi? Mombasa? Kisumu? Mo sound, Homeboyz, Parrot, etc Kazi kwenu Bouncers Rudini Gym sasa, Waiters Chamgamkeni Kenya mzima lets get back to work🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Willy Paul: Hapo sawa OG manze Mimi naanzia performance Mombasa @khaligraph_jones. Wafungue tu Buda.. the same way wana hustle Kura hapo nnje ata sisi tunanjaa ya kuhustle!! Familia zinaumia ala!! It’s so sad that This country is only for the able!!! Open the country aaaai! @otilebrown
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It’s so sad that the government has failed to help the artists! Yaani tunaibiwa tu na hawa wazeee MCSKK and the rest! We don’t work for you!! Some of us came from nothing like me and here you are, feeding your balls and ovaries with our money!!! Please if you see me, piga corner!!! We demand an explanation, not only that... plus all the money you’ve stolen ama mtajua hamjui!
Otile Brown: Dah! ... tunaomba tufungulieni nchi Mueshimiwa Rais @ukenyatta . Let’s put precautionary measures in line with WHO regulations.🙏
Dr. Ofweneke: Mr.President just open up the industry for us,. You and your friends are doing BBI with crowds then just open the club & events world. This legacy thing.
Dear Mr. President...