Despite having taken a break from music, celebrated boy band Sauti Sol have released a call to action tune to show their solidarity with the #End Femicide Kenya.
The group has released a mellow heart tugging song dubbed, 'By The River' which highlights some of the atrocities going on in the country and netiznes are eating the song up!
"So here we go again by the river, are we going to watch her drown or are we going to save her?" Part of the songs chorus belows.
Announcing the release of the song in their official Instagram page, the band members issued a statement noting the alarming cases of senseless murders had forced them off the break as they felt they needed to use their talents and art to help sensitize the nation.
Captioning the post announcing their new song that currently has over 48k views in less than 24 hours since its release and over 4.9k likes their statement read;
In the wake of the heart-wrenching femicide cases that have plagued Kenya not just in the last month but for decades, Sauti Sol presents: 'By the River.'
"This track from our archives, serves as our earnest contribution to the ongoing #En dFemicide KE campaign and stands in solidarity with the grieving families.
Despite being on hiatus, we feel compelled to use our art to shed light on this deeply rooted issue that has persisted for far too long,"
They went on to add the backstory behind the songs inspiration as they shared statistics of Kenya's gender based cases.
"'By the River' is a haunting reminder that the fight against gender-based violence is not new; it's a battle that has spanned generations. As we stand by this river called life, the song is our call to action to prevent our women from drowning in the torrents of violence.
Let’s all join raising awareness, for the pain should not just be felt by the families and loved ones. SWIPE for some data about Femicide in Kenya or go to www.africadatahub.org for more info," the last of their lengthy call to action post read.
Netizens have complimented the team for their efforts in the call against gender based violence with outpouring love and support.