Explainer: Societal ills King Kaka addresses in ‘Wajinga nyinyi’ poetry

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Kenyan rapper Kevin Ombima, popularly known as King Kaka has been the talk of the town this weekend after releasing hard-hitting spoken word poetry called ‘Wajinga Nyinyi.’

In the art piece which became an instant hit on YouTube, amassing 68,000 views in a couple of hours, after its release, the rapper calls out leaders for being corrupt, dishonest and unfair.

“How do you sleep at night, knowing mkono yako imeuwa, not close to purity . . . promises hamweki hii ni relationship ya aina gani? Is it true mkona account off shore zimejaa money,” he raps.

In the piece, he goes on to condemn high ethnic tension normally witnessed within the country, more so during elections, at the same time blaming electorates for voting in wrong leaders.

“Sisi ni vipofu na viziwi na tunajua translator wetu alisha dedi 2022 already si mnajua nani ni prezi? Nyinyi voters ni washenzi. Kwani hamjui mdomo yangu ilibatizwa na wakongwe, so nashangaa alikili yenu time ya kura. . .Hiyo wiki ndio najuanga jirani yangu huwa mjaka, Kama kumbe huwanga msapere, hata salamu hata pata,” he says.

In the piece he goes on to question the education system, noting that the governing body charged with its implementation has done little to push for education reforms that aim at impacting the society and the youth in general.

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“System ya education ni ya uduu that’s why umepeleka mtoi wako akasome majuu, graduates wanshiaka placards kwa traffic, mtu wa actuarial science anataka kuji murder.

vijana wana bet na kifo wana dai betting imewapea job mob kuwaliko. . .Hapo parliament kwani mnnashida gani? Si mtuibie kiplani. . .Na job ziko wapi? Lazima kwanza uretire ndio upate job. So inamanisha kwanza lazima nimapate job, ndio nipate job! Job! Manifesto mlisema job ni plenty,” he raps.

He goes on to name corrupt leaders who he believes are corrupt, further highlighting the unfulfilled promises leaders in this current regime made during the run-up to the 2017 elections.

“Naskia mafuta imepanda tena. Imetoka Turkana ndio irudi tena . . . laptop ni multibillion project na walimu wa ushago hawana lights. . .Karibu to Kenya economy of China. I support teachers, doctor’s wakii strike, polisi anaishi kwa keja imeseparetiwa na curtains.

“swali Stadium ziko wapi? Kazi ziko wapi? Ile manifesto ulini. . nayo iko wapi. Na hii handashake kwani ni ile sisi hufinyanga Kenyatta kwa mkono ya karao,” he says.

 

 

 

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