Various artists have gathered in Subukia, Nakuru county for a funeral service of the late Timothy Njuguna alias Mighty Salim. Mighty Salim was one of the popular popular Mugithi artists. He succumbed last week after a long fight with kidney failure.
As the country approaches the 2022 general elections, musicians have begun to camp with politicians to drum support for their agendas. Musicians become instrumental in campaign times as they use their influence to market politicians.
From early this year, artists have been spotted in various political meetings. Some were seen during the launching of the BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya others have been spotted with the deputy president William Ruto.
These meetings have been going on amidst political divisions especially in the Mt Kenya region. This has caused speculations where some artists have been linked with certain political factions.
During the burial of Mighty Salim, gospel artist Muigai Wa Njoroge has revealed why he led a group of other top artists and met Ruto in his Karen home. Muigai said that this is the season when politicians are looking for them, urging his fellow counterparts to take advantage and fetch as much cash as they can. He said that they met with Ruto to discuss the problems facing the artists. Muigai asked Moses Kuria to look to the plight of artists once he gets to power in 2022. This statement by Muigai was affirming his confidence that Ruto will win the 2022 presidential election.
Muigai also decried heavy taxation by the government from the skiza tunes. Muigai said that it was unfair for the government to tax 60% for the tunes.
Muigai Wa Njoroge is a gospel artist who has been supporting Ruto publicly. He is never ashamed to declare his stand no matter the consequences.
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