A popular Kikuyu musician has thrown a small spanner in the works of DP Ruto’s 2022 succession plans after releasing a controversial song saying Mt Kenya voters owe nobody a debt.
In the viral track dubbed Hatuna Deni, Kitaeleweka, the musician, Kimani Turacco, asks voters from Central Kenya not to support Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential ambitions.
He reminds his listeners that they should not feel indebted to anyone while emphasizing that the only debt he probably owes is that of M-shwari.
In the 3 minutes 49 seconds track, Kimani Turacco also notes that Kenyans forgave but they cannot forget the atrocities of the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The controversial artist alluded to the 2008 New Year’s Eve Church arson attack in Kiambaa that claimed 35 lives.
In the anti-Ruto track, the artist addresses some of the many scandals that have rocked the country, including corruption, contraband goods in the market, and suspicious fire outbreaks in Gikomba market.
“Our country is rich but you have impoverished it by looting. When your children are living life on the fast lane, ours are languishing in hunger. We work hard so that you can earn your salary but you have ended up feeding us sugar laced with mercury,” Kimani sings.
Kimani also warns the Kikuyu voter not to be fooled by leaders who claim to be God-fearing saying Kikuyus are in danger like a chameleon crossing a road.
Throughout the 3 minutes 49 seconds, the song’s music video prominently features various images of DP Ruto.
The track comes in the wake of sharp divisions among Mt. Kenya leaders and voters on whether the Kikuyu community should support DP Ruto’s bid in 2022.
Check out the video below.