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Raila becomes the first presidential aspirant free to use any song for campaigns after doing this

ODM party leader and Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga has become the first presidential aspirant free to use any song of his choice for campaigns after paying a total of Ksh 562,500 to the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK).

Winnie Odinga who is Odinga's daughter made the payments on his behalf as she visited the MCSK office in Nairobi.

This acts as a licensing fee giving Odinga the freedom to use any song either local or international during his campaigns towards the general elections as confirmed by the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK).

"It's gratifying to see that presidential candidates are complying with the copyright law of paying for songs used in their political campaigns," said MCSK.

Remember different artists whose songs have been used for campaigns always get huge amounts due to copyright laws set by MCSK as a way to show appreciation for their talents.

Lero ni Lero which is know to be Raila's campaign song and Sipangwingwi mainly used by the deputy president William Ruto during his campaigns are just some of the popular songs during campaigns as Kenya heads to the August polls.

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MCSK Music Copyright Society of Kenya ODM Raila Winnie Odinga


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