Musician Ben Githae has been a topic of discussion among many Kenyans over his popular song ‘Tano Tena’.
Githae was a dedicated gospel artist before he composed the trendy song which became a campaign slogan for Jubilee Party in the 2017 polls.
Now, Ben Githae has said that he is in the process of finalizing a new song meant to endorse the Building Bridges Initiative.
During an interview on Jalang’o TV Githae said that he was still a die hard of president Uhuru, and fully supports his administration.
“I will continue working with Uhuru. I am preparing a BBI song and I’m certain it will trend,” Githae told comedian Jalang’o.
In 2017, the Kikuyu singer gave Jubilee a campaign song to use for both the general election and the repeat presidential election.
After the nullification of the elections by Chief Justice David Maraga, Githae composed the ‘Wembe ni Ule Ule’ song to take Uhuru’s team through the second phase of campaigns.
Years after their release, the two songs are still a hit among Kenyans, with some nostalgic meaning. For many Kenyans, it reminds them that they made what they term as a bad decision to vote for the Jubilee government after persuasion from Githae’s songs.
For this, some have put blames on the musician, saying that he lured them into voting for the Uhuruto duo.
“People look for me whenever they think there is a problem with the Jubilee government. They tell me ‘look at the people you promoted. Now they have failed to deliver’. Kenyans complained when they were caught up along Thika road during curfew hours, I wondered why some of them decided to blame me for that,” Said Ben Githae.
In the interview, he also expressed his disappointment with DP Ruto, whom he promoted in 2017 through his songs.
“These Tangatanga MPs are now negotiating with the DP on a stake in his future government. It is like negotiating for a dowry when you already are heavily pregnant?” he said.
In November 2020, Githae shared a snippet of the incomplete song dubbed ‘Tuungane na BBI’ on social media.
In the teaser, he praises the report, telling Kenyans that it will restore peace in the country and also foster unity and patriotism.