Sauti Sol’s Savara Mudigi has shared some heart felt sentiments after his trip from Rwanda on how Kenyans hate each other rather than choosing to love one another. Savara Mugidi is is a vocalist and producer of the Sauti Sol boy band who have shown us over and over again what first class creativity looks and sounds like with their endless and ageless songs.
This handsome lad expressed himself on Sauti Sol’s social media page saying;
“I don’t go out too much, generally because I travel a lot. My last trip was to Burundi and while there, I saw the effect of war on people. The reality of murder. I saw happy people who understand and appreciate peace as they have seen worse. And when I got back, I wanted to let loose a little bit, so I went to the club, but there was tension. And I feel like this is a sentiment that I have to talk about.
For some reason, Kenyans have become a bitter people. Sijui kama ni elections au nini, but all of a sudden, we’ve become so fragmented, so individualistic. Or maybe we have always been fragmented and individualistic and elections just pronounce it even more. We are like this despite having seen what war can do to a country. We are not questioning how wars happen. How people become so unhappy, they kill each other. And I could see this for some reason, in the club. People are looking at each other funny in the club, you know? Even couples, even brothers and sisters, wanaongeleshana vibaya.”
Which is very true from the things that are currently happening in Kenya it has become “everyone for himself” kinda thing instead of looking out for each other’s backs. Even for our own siblings, am sure you have heard stories of people killing their siblings over issues of land or even relationships. What happened to loving your neighbor? Savara further state that;
“Everyone is thinking of owning their own kaquarter. Kila mtu anataka nyumba yake na miti yake na kila kitu chake. It isn’t a horrible thing. We all want things for ourselves. But what about the person next to you? What about justice for them? Why is it that you getting a certain thing has to be about taking from someone else? You can live for 100 years without owning anything and you can be content. You can own land till the horizon and be unhappy.
So why the hate?
Are people just waiting to insult each other on Facebook? Your phone and toilet seat do not make you the bravest of all humans. The thing with the internet is imefanya kila mtu awe mjuaji. We cannot live like that. People are just waiting for others to fuck up so that they can get an opportunity to gloat or insult them. To shame others. Sometimes I wonder – is that how they’re looking at me? Forgetting the music we work so hard to make as soon as a scandal happens? Forgetting the song, our song, that you were dancing to at your ruracio as soon as you hear a rumour? Why don’t we appreciate each other and we’re all just human?
This is the time to identify whatever drives wedge between us, and triumph over it.”