Deputy President William Ruto today reached out answering to Musician Kaligraph Jone’s plea of helping Kenyans who are suffering due to lack of food and unemployment as a result of the effects of Covid-19.
In his kind response laced in the local Kenyan dialect sheng, the DP said that he was aware and knew the effects of sleeping on an empty stomach, adding that he was committed to helping the vulnerable, by mobilizing his friends on the same.
“Bazuu Khaligraph, nimepata message yako bro. Ahsante. Mimi najua the pain of sleeping hungry (I received your message with thanks and I know the pain of sleeping hungry).
“As a personal initiative, I am ready to help as we complement government programmes on the same. I will also mobilize my friends to get some more help,” Ruto replied.
He also challenged the artiste to create some time with the fellow artists on how they can chip in and help the creative industry, while praying for God’s blessings.
“Mkipata time ingine kidogo, mjipange we share ideas on how to help the creative industry. Najua huko kuna talent mingi tu sana. Mungu awabariki,” Ruto concluded.
Kaligraph has always tried reaching out to politicians for cushioning against the effects of Covid-19, with his recent pledge being to campaign for DP Ruto for free.
“If you help us in this situation, I will campaign for you for free in the upcoming election,” the rapper had told Ruto.
He also reached out to the ODM leader Raila Odinga lamenting of how they have been left on their own, as opposed to before when he would do something.
“Baba yawa, kitambo ulikua unatutetea sana, sai Kenya tunaangamizwa umenyamaza. Fanya ile kitu uone vile utaingia State House haraka, wacha kunyamaza ivo. (There was a time you fought for Kenyans rights but now we are suffering and you are silent. Intervene and see how fast you will become president)”.
The hitmaker however cleared the air that he was not in anyway declaring support for any of the two leaders, but intervening in his own small way to the creatives.
“Yesterday I put up two posts requesting the two top candidates of the oncoming elections to assist with the current state of the country.
“While am no politician, the agenda of my posts are simple and clear, we just want the country to be unlocked because Kenyans are really suffering,” the Leave Me Alone rapper said