Gospel artist Ben Githae has fulfilled his promise of releasing a political song. The ‘Tano Tena’ hitmaker in collaboration with the other three Kikuyu artists has released a song dubbed Ruhiu Rua Muthamka (the sword of the King).
The four, Ben Githae, Kamande wa Kioi, Sir James, and Peter Kigia have called out all those castigating the president in his leadership. The four have compared president Uhuru Kenyatta with the Biblical David and William Ruto with Absalom.
Githae in his verse accuses Willaim Ruto of undermining the president and salivating for his seat while he is still on the throne. Githae says that the King (Uhuru Kenyatta) had no other choice than to whip out his sword and deal with his detractors.
This could be in reference to the purge by the president on the legislators allied to the deputy president which saw Moses Kuria, Alice Wahome, Kimani Ichungwah, Kipchumba Murkomen, Senator Kinyua, Kithure Kindiki, and Susan Kihika dewhipped from their parliamentary committee leadership positions.
Kenyans however appear not to subscribe to the gospel of Ben Githae and his team. The video which has attracted barely 10K views on youtube has been met with negative comments. Most of his fans accused him of misleading them into voting jubilee party in 2017 with his populous song “Uhuruto Tano Tena”.
Fans also accused him of lacking a genuine political stand and being paid by politicians to sing to their aspirations without putting the interest of his fans first. They further accused him of attempting to downplay the concerns raised by Musician Muigai wa Njoroge in his song ‘ino migunda’ calling the government to order over injustices meted on citizens.
Here is the song:
agitated fans didn’t fail to express themselves on the comment sections.
“Is this the same idiot that sang tano tena?he thinks we are still stupid to listen and follow him blindly?tell Kamanda ,Sabina , Muratheand Ngujiri your paymasters we are not!! and you should be ashamed of yourself”, commented Nikittah Maria
“This is subjective, your opinions but uncouth way of castigating the leader.. I highly condemn Gospel Artist who sings these song… Remove the logs in your eyes first”, Gichimu chege
“That is nonsense. Your song is based on the culture of instant self-gratification. You’re praising muthamaki while he’s the sole problems Kenyans are facing today. It is so sad that you’ve chosen to praise your earthly king and ignore God, your Heavenly father. Look at what Moha Jicho pevu has exposed about the muthamaki you are praising and worshipping and reframe your song. Nyimbo zenu ni za kibiashara and not about passing on the Godly message to humanity. Continue praising and worshipping your earthly king as God fearing people go down their knees to call upon God to safe Kenya from your muthamaki,” commented David Memusi
“It’s so unfortunate that our generation can’t be fooled to sing the same song at least we are using our eyes and our minds to sing not only our mouth #kwa ground things are really different I salute #Muigai wa njoroge for being real and true,”said Naomi Ndung’u
Others did not forget to remind the celebrated Gospel Musician to revert back to singing gospel music as opposed to political tunes. Githae has over ten gospel albums to him name with his music journey spanning more than twenty years.
“No wonder God is angry with us cze those whom are supposed to preach the gospel are now singing for earthly Dynasties bootlicking them just for a few coins…Ben Ben Githae,You are a hypocrite…Then comparing this song and “ino Migunda” by Muigai Njoroge,I would rather listen to Muigai Njoroge cze his songs are truth and they make sense…Your greed is on another level,” said Newton Ngure
“No wonder the Lord is angry with Kenya, if the people who are supposed to preach the gospel are praising earthly god for coins,” commented Mbari wa Naomi.