Kenyan deejay VDJ Jones has urged musicians to be wary of politicians during the campaign period ahead of the August 9 General Elections.
At the same time, the deejay urged politicians to desist from taking advantage of musicians ahead of elections, further urging Deputy President William Ruto to pay musician Exray for using his slogan.
DP Ruto and his allies have been using the ‘Sipangwingwi’ slogan in most of their political rallies.
“I feel empowerment starts with touching people’s lives directly. Politicians should realise the music was made by a team of people in the studio, which costs money
“Paying them or giving them platforms in their campaign will do good to change their lives. Some politicians take advantage of musicians because they are so naive. They don’t know an opportunity when they see one,” VDJ Jones said.
This comes barely a month after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi accused DP Ruto of stealing the phrase ‘Kenya Kwanza’ from him.
Speaking in Nyamira county, the Speaker said he had erected a billboard on Thika road and the signature phrase he used was; ‘Kenya Kwanza’.
“If you happened to use Thika road 3 months ago, you saw my billboard with a signature phrase ‘Kenya Kwanza’. Hii Kenya watu wamekuwa waporaji wanapora hadi signature phrase. Sasa nimeamua Wakenya mbele. Hii nayo msiniibie,” Muturi said.
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