King Kaka released a hell of a song with Wajinga Nyinyi that sadly might soon be unavailable after it incurred the wrath of Kenya’s political leader. Actually, here is how I should have started the article:
What is an artiste? An artiste is a singer but their most important job beyond entertaining us is to hold up a mirror to society and show us a reflection of who we are as a people. The ones who pass on into legendary status anyway. We have the examples of Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti and now in our times we have King Kaka.
King Kaka decided to release a song calling out Kenya’s political class for all the bullshit we are exposed to by them.
The jam is an indictment of the fact that those we elect to look after our interests end up just plundering the country. Frustrations many an African, an East African and a Kenyan is familiar with. And the audience loves the song!
The reactions from Kenyans was overwhelmingly positive while that was the political class was sheer wrath at the song.
STAND FIRM, Comrade. Impunity grows on fear. Cowardice is the fertilizer for dictatorship. Compromise is the manure for despotism. Never waver. Never compromise. Never fear. Revolution is the answer and the solution. MOBILIZE! ORGANIZE! #RevolutionNow #WanjingaNyinyi #RejectBBI https://t.co/dVVI3brzpv
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) December 14, 2019
— Rein (@Asamoh_) December 15, 2019
— kalenjin girl (@your_nandi_girl) December 15, 2019
— Fredrick Okado (@okadosenior) December 15, 2019
This pathological liar promised you a training centre in every ward 'in six months time' way back in 2017, two years later some of you still find him fit to lead this country come 2022 #WanjingaNyinyi pic.twitter.com/VLrqS7rB5G
— noah muhindi (@noah_muhindi) December 15, 2019
When the madness of an entire nation disturbs a solitary mind, it is not enough to say the man is mad. _ Prof. Imbuga, Betrayal in the City.
Thanks @RabbitTheKing for stirring our souls with #WanjingaNyinyi pic.twitter.com/ecT2KhgguG
— Machiavelli ™ (@kim_miriti) December 15, 2019
— Wanyama A. S 🇰🇪🇺🇬🇱🇷 (@AS_Wanyama) December 15, 2019
If King Kaka decides to vie come 2022, I'm hella going to vote for him. He knows very well that such utterances could lead to his early demise, but he still goes on and does it, it means he is well angered like the rest of us and more importantly, not afraid.#WanjingaNyinyi
— Josh Obi (@Jo3113Jo) December 15, 2019
So true grand mullah. The song reminded me of how our leaders are selfish and are only concerned with their well being. #WanjingaNyinyi check this legal notice that exempted CBA from paying taxes. #Wajingasisi pic.twitter.com/iK5WSD494A
— Justice 4 Africa (@justice_4Africa) December 14, 2019