For the past two days, Wajinga Nyinyi, the lyrical poem by rapper Kennedy Ombima aka King Kaka has been the gist of discussions on social media
Netizens have hailed the composition for exposing the folly of the electorate in electing ‘misfits’ to political positions.
Now one of the people mentioned in the poem, Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru, has threatened to sue the rapper for defamation.
The rapper calls out Waiguru in one of the lines over her involvement in NYS scandal.
“We have forgotten the NYS stories. They bought one pen worth KSh 20 at KSh 8,000. It is either we as Kenyans are fools or somebody has taken the marking scheme.
The youths are betting with death claiming betting has given them jobs than the government,”he says in the song released Saturday, December 14.
The governor, through Kiragu Wathuta and Company Advocates, in a letter sent to King Kaka on December 15, 2019, wants the rapper to within 48 hours to offer a full unconditional admission of liability in writing.
“Our instructions from you which we hereby do the compliance of the conditions set hereafter within 48 hours of the date of the receipt of the date of time of dispatch hereof; that you offer unequivocal unqualified and unreserved retraction as well as an apology to our client subject to review and approval,” reads the letter.
According to Waiguru, the rapper depicts her as extremely corrupt and has been involved in the theft of public funds at NYS, which she says is false.
“You ought to have known that despite extensive investigations and several prosecutions in relation to the loss of funds at NYS, our client has never been charged in a court of law as an accused person in relation to NYS or any other scandal and that she has been persistently and publicly demanded full investigations of the matters relating to the NYS affairs and there has been no evidence whatsoever of her culpability availed to or obtained by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Corruption on any allegations pertaining to the NYS affairs,” the demand letter states.
Earlier in the day, popular lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi said he was going to represent King Kaka should he be sued.
“You just said the truth… nothing but the truth… if you need a lawyer for telling truth to power… give me a shout… #WajingaNyinyi” tweeted the lawyer.
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