Nyashinski’s bid to win the coveted MTV Europe Music Awards in the Best African Act category has received a major boost from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
With the comeback King facing stiff competition from Nigerian powerhouses Wizkid and Davido, the Head of State has publicly offered his support for the Kenyan rapper via Twitter.
On Wednesday, through his official Twitter handle, the President announced that he had voted for Nyashinski and urged Kenyans on Twitter to vote as well.
— President of Kenya (@PresidentKE) November 1, 2017
However, Uhuru’s rallying call has elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans on Twitter. We have sampled some below.
waah,there are more burning issues like lecturers and nurses strike…shughulikia hiyo kwanza Mr.president
— leonorah ruth (@leonorahR) November 1, 2017
Some of you need to grow up..its not always about politics but supporting another Kenyan..
— Tande (@Tande254) November 1, 2017
I will start voting in such things when i become contented with kenya. For now, i dont believe in kenya nor kenyans
— Fulasia Kevin (@anekeyakevin) November 1, 2017
Uhuru kuna venye unaeza threaten judges Wa huko… Then boychild apite???
— Lord kenna (@lord_kenna) November 2, 2017
We all know you’re good at rigging…. Help him out.
— Romeo Busiku (@Romeo_Busiku) November 1, 2017
— Arnold Maliba (@ArnoldMaliba) November 1, 2017
Your vote will be multiplied by 16% which is enough to win him that award coz of ur vote am not voting and am out.
— Laz (@Lazooj) November 1, 2017
Good Gesture Mr.President.
— jonathan lengees (@joenahlengees) November 1, 2017
You have started idling even before being sworn in
— Mburi Eric (@Nyukabando) November 1, 2017
where a rigging president talks…naona Nyashinski akipewa Oscar’s instead of the intended award. Wait and see😂😂😂
— ⓞⓛⓐⓛ🇰🇪 (@OlalDennis) November 2, 2017
Vijana si mna machungu😅😅😅always hating on winners! Boycotted or not, winners will always be winners!
— Edd Mwangi (@Eduxaz) November 1, 2017
Baba alisema tusivote
— Edwin Anyasi (@TelewahEdwin) November 1, 2017
Our president is supporting local Entertainment 😍😍
— GORDON ALWAKA 🇰🇪 (@GordonAlwaka) November 2, 2017
KUMIRA KUMIRA!! 😂😂 Let the Dead Arise. Unless they are configured to only vote after 5 years 😂😂😂
— BRAVIN 🇰🇪 (@ItsBravin) November 2, 2017