A popular musician has left tongues wagging after releasing a track asking voters from Central Kenya not to support Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential ambitions even as 2022 succession debate intensifies.
This comes even as irked Kenyans took to social media to unleash their wrath upon a section of Jubilee leaders subscribed to the so called Team Tanga Tanga for constantly politicking instead of fulfilling their August 8, 2017 pre-election pledges.
In the viral track dubbed Hatuna Deni, Kitaeleweka, which loosely translates to ‘we owe no one any debt, we must get to the bottom of this’, and viewed by exposeke.com, on Thursday, July 5, the artist by the name Kimani Turacco said the vast Mt Kenya voters owed no one and hence should not be expected to return a favour in 2022.
He said Kenyans forgave but they cannot forget the atrocities which were committed against them in 2007/2008 post election violence.
The musician alluded to the incident in which tens of innocent people were burned inside a church in Kiambaa, Eldoret.
“We owe nobody no debt. The only debt I know is that of Mshwari. Acha sasa kieleweke(let us get to the bottom of this)” he sings.
In the anti-Ruto track, the controversial artist said Kenyans have been suffering at the expense of selfish leaders who have done nothing but to cause them endless misery.
“Our country is rich but you have impoverished it by looting. When your children are living life on the fast lane, ours are languishing in hunger. We work hard so that you can earn your salary but you have ended up feeding us sugar laced with mercury,” Kimani sings.
The artist cited bizarre fire incidents in Nairobi’s Gikomba and Korogocho areas as part of calculated plans by rogue leaders to loot public resources.
The controversial track comes in the wake of evident sharp divisions among Mt Kenya voters over who to support as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor in 2022.
While a section of people feel they are indebted to the DP for the support he has given Uhuru since 2013 General Election, others insist Ruto should not assume he will get automatic support from the region.
Barely a week ago, vocal Nyeri Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu and his Gatundu South counterpart Moses Kuria were embroiled in another tussle on why voters from the vast Mount Kenya region should support Ruto.
Whereas Wambugu insist Mt Kenya’s support for Ruto will not come automatically and therefore is not guaranteed, Kuria and several other leaders from Central Kenya voting bloc are pushing for total and unconditional support for the DP.
Earlier on, the Gatundu South MP had promised to rally some 1.6 million voters from Kiambu County behind Ruto.