Speaking during an interview with a local radio station, the musician who is famous for his Tano Tena song alluded to the fact that Kenyans are accustomed to complaining about everything and will only appreciate the president once he retires.
The song was the highlight of most of President Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto’s campaign trails during the 2017 General elections, urging Kenyans to reelect the duo.
The Jubilee administration has been faulted for leading the country into an economic slump amidst the Covid- 19 pandemic. It has gone into a borrowing spree that has left the nation with more than Sh7.06 trillion in public debt.
With Kenyans regretting their decision to reelect the Jubilee administration, they blamed Githae for influencing their decisions them with the song.
However, the artist was quick to dismiss the accusations while emphasizing that he did not regret composing the song.
Even when people are suffering economically, they point ant me… But that does not bother me because at that point I believed in that. I sang the song and it was up to them to accept it or not,” he said in a previous interview with NTV.
He further reiterated that he was willing to compose another political song, like for BBI, if given a chance.
‘If it reaches a point where I have to go to studio and sing for it, you will find me there whether people like it or not. Even if they insult me, I will remain Ben Githae. As you can see, they insult me but I have remained a healthy and stress- free person.”
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