In the built-up to the August 2022 General Election, Genge musician Herbert Nakitare popularly known as Nonini threw his weight behind William Ruto’s presidency.
At the time, the United States-based Kenyan musician turned businessman said the Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto was best placed to succeed the then outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta.
However, just a year after the government of the day took over, Nonini admitted that he was wrong to support the Kenya Kwanza ticket of William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua.
In a statement on Monday, September 18, the singer asked Kenyans to forgive him for supporting President William Ruto admitting that the current economic situation in the country was tough.
“Looking back at how our country is going a year down the line with this government. I want to share my apology loudly to Kenyans for supporting this government and some leaders you know I did,” he said on X.
“It takes a strong person to admit they were wrong and niko ready for any matusi hapo kwa comments but at least Niko bold enough Ku admit mambo Kenya sio poa and some of our leaders have failed us Terribly. Poleni Sana WaKenya wenzangu,” he added.
Nonini’s apologies come just days after the latest survey revealed that the majority of Kenyans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.
The survey by research firm Infotrak last week showed that 53 percent of Kenyans think the country is not doing well, while another 30 percent think Kenya is on the right track.
Some of the reasons given by those who believe the country is off track are the high cost of living and the ever-skyrocketing rate of unemployment.