Gospel singer Emmy Kosgei has dismissed claims that she belittled Kalenjin men when she said that her tribesmen are introverted and shy.
This comes days after the singer claimed that Kalenjin men never approached her for marriage because they were poor at seducing women.
“I have interacted with several men from my community but they feared to hit the nail on the head to suggest marriage,” Emmy said. There is no Kalenjin man who came to me and told me they want to marry me. This is why sometimes one sees something is good but fails to speak up.”
Emmy’s remarks sparked outrage online forcing her to defend herself saying her statement was blown out of proportion and she could never demean anyone.
“Personally having been born in a Christian family and being a daughter of a pastor, I cannot and I will never utter such words meant to offend or demean anybody leave alone my family or my local community,” she said.
Speaking from her Lagos home office during a live online interview, Emmy maintained that she is a well-polished daughter of a respected leader in the Kalenjin community adding that she can ‘never go on a live feed/interview and talk words that can demean a community leave alone her own tribe or Kenyans at large.’
“I think I have represented my community very well locally and internationally to take the flag of Kalenjin Music and culture, it shows how much I appreciate my people and what I do. And also being a daughter of a very great and respected leader in Kalenjin community, that will actually tell my upbringing, that I’m well-polished and having been in the limelight for over 16 years now.
I believe that I can never go on a live feed/interview and talk words that can demean a community leave alone my own tribe or Kenyans at large, I can never do that. Its unethical and I would urge my fans and followers and brother to just ignore and don’t be part of cutter press that seek ill motive. Let’s stay together and stick to know the facts and video is still on Facebook it’s very detailed and never in any way did Emmy Kosgei fight the men in Kalenjin Community. I never said such words and I’m a Christian and a pastor’s kid and I could never mention such words,” she explained.
When I mentioned the word ‘introvert’ in my speech, I didn’t mean anything selfish. In fact, the word according to the dictionary refers to people who speak less but are so powerful in society.”
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