Kikuyu gospel artist Ben Githae says he will not apologise to Kenyans for his song Tano Tena that urged citizens to give President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto another term during the 2017 election campaigns.
Some Kenyans have called on the artiste to produce another song that apologises to Kenyans for “misleading” them.
“Mpendwa, aka Baba Daisy should release a seven minutes apology hit song so that we can forgive him for misleading us .I personally apologized for voting three times in favor of the poor (in terms of leadership) duo,” wrote Moses Ngigi.
“I saw an opportunity and seized it. I have no apologies to make,” said Mr Githae.
The artiste said he made a decision to include a political song in the album as an expression of his support for the president.
“I said to myself that I do not have money to support the presidential campaigns but I have a gift I can use. So why not do a song, record a simple video for it and share it amongst the people to test its reception?” he said.
“The president was voted for by over 8 million Kenyans, the ones claiming my song guided their choice of candidates are lying. How can such a huge mass be influenced by a person of my stature,” said Mr Githae.
He called on the president to work to improve the lives of Kenyans. “Those that may be failing him should be pointed out and ejected from his administration,” said the artist.
Mr Githae said he is not sure if he shall releasing another political song in 2022. “I did Tano Tena in support of Uhuru and he shall not be seeking another term. That decision shall be guided by the dynamics of the time,” he sai