The creative industry seems like it will be suffering for yet another three months after the curfew was extended another three months.
Yesterday, Interior CS Fred Matiangi made an announcement that President Uhuru Kenyatta had extended the dusk to dawn curfew up until March.
This did not sit well with creatives and finally, Bahati has decided to speak in a letter to Uhuru saying,
Happy New Year... This is 2021; No PR No Stunts No Kikis...Just to Let You Know that these Musicians are Someone's Husbands, Wife's, Dads and Mums. Yes, we have People Who Fully Depend on us and We Have employees too. Your Excellency, I don't Know if in Your Cabinet there's anyone Who Cares about The Creative Industry; the DJs, Event organizers or anything Concerning the Entertainment Industry... But if You keep Locking Down the Economy and Limiting Events that We fully Depend on that's SIMPLY KILLING OUR CAREERS!!! We Kids Just like Yours and it's our Cry You Reason with us as a Father. Ata ile 100M hatukuipata but we are still pushing... We are Making Hits that are not paying us Back😭😭😭 Dear Mr. President Remember and Consider the Creatives & The Entertainment Industry. GOD BLESS YOU GOD BLESS KENYA 🙏 🇰🇪"
The whole of 2020 has seen this industry cry and yet another year things seem like they will continue working against them.
Hopefully, when President Uhuru speaks he will shed some light on this.