Gikuyu maestro Muigai wa Njoroge has dismissed nominated MP Maina Kamanda’s claims that Deputy President William Ruto paid him millions to compose Tukunia song which cautions Uhuru against ‘self-seekers’ in his inner circle.
In a video posted on his Facebook page, Njoroge said his compositions were driven by his love for the nation and had nothing to do with money.
“ I’ve never been paid to sing any song. I sing for the love of the nation and to give directions to our people. As for whether people heed my message or not, that’s an individual choice,” said Njoroge.
The musician slammed Kamanda saying the Kieleweke aligned MP was behind PNU’s poor performance in the 2007 general elections.
“ You’re the same person who misled (retired president) Mwai Kibaki that all was well only for the president’s camp to lose Nairobi to ODM.”
The singer further reiterated the message in his Tukunia song saying President Uhuru needed to be surrounded by people who will tell him the truth.
“ Our father (Uhuru) needs someone who will give him a true picture of how things are on the ground because we want him to retire with respect”
Earlier in the day, Kamanda during a press conference at Parliament Buildings had claimed DP Ruto was bankrolling Kikuyu singers who compose songs lamenting about economic doldrums that have characterised Uhuru’s term.
“ Ruto is paying up to KSh 5 million to artistes who compose songs that tarnish the name of the president,” claimed Jubilee’s Kieleweke faction MP.
The artiste cautioned Kamanda against ‘telling lies which could lead to his diminished status as an elder.
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