It came to light earlier this week that Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was planning to sue rapper Kennedy Ombima for allegedly portraying her as corrupt in the lyrical poem; Wajinga Nyinyi.

The suit threat raised a furore online with prominent lawyers coming to King Kaka’s defence and promising to represent the rapper should be arraigned in court.


In the poem, King Kaka mentioned Waiguru in connection with the Nantional Youth Service (NYS) scandal where hundreds of taxpayers monies were lost on dubious contracts.

“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,” says one of the lines in the lyrical poem.

However on Friday, December 20, the governor seemed to have backtracked from her earlier position. Waiguru described the artiste as confused and attention seeking young man alluding to an earlier DCI summon which turned out to be fake.

“Having watched the antics of King Kaka in the last couple of days with reports of fake assassination attempts and DCI summons, I recognize that he’s a confused attention seeking young man.

I have therefore made decision not to proceed with King Kaka suit,” wrote the governor on Twitter.

However, the governor promised to pursue the rapper’s ‘masters’ who she claims were behind the ‘mudslinging’ message.

“It is unfortunate when talented youth are taken advantage of by some politicians and used to settle political scores. As I have chosen in previous occasions of this nature, I will contend with their masters.”

This comes days after a demand letter by Waiguru surfaced online which among other things demanded King Kaka deletes the poem withing 48 hours and offer unconditional apology to the governor.

“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,”read the letter by Kiragu Wathuta advocates dated December 15.

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