Akothee blasts Jaguar for claiming his is the richest Kenyan artiste
Songbird Akothee has blasted Chief Administrative Secretary Charles Kanyi Njagua aka Jaguar over his claims that he is the richest Kenyan artiste.
In a fiery post on Instagram, Akothee slammed Jaguar saying her wealth is self-acquired, unlike Jaguar’s which she said has been obtained through politics.
This after Jaguar dismissed as inaccurate a 2023 Forbes listing that ranked Akothee as the richest Kenyan artiste with a net worth of $7.6 millions. Forbes also listed Akothee as the 4th richest artiste in East Africa.
In the listing, Jaguar, with an estimated net worth of $7 million, was placed second to Akothee in Kenya and 7th in East Africa.
Jaguar stated that he cannot be surpassed by Akothee or Tanzanian artiste Harmonize, adding that Forbes only focused on visible things.
Jaguar also said that if Akothee and Harmonize are indeed wealthier than him, according to the actual findings, he would retire from music and step down from his CAS position.
“If you look at the list I have been in the industry for more than 15 years. But I swear if Akothee and Harmonize are wealthier than me, I can quit music. They pick things they see like Range Rovers. I have done a lot of things, I am not bragging,” Jaguar said.
But in her response, Akothee asked the Kigeugeu hitmaker to be humble and refrain from bragging with taxpayers’ money.
She also questioned the former Starehe MP’s qualifications for holding a parliamentary seat, while suggesting that many politicians would fail if positions were based on exams.
Akothee also said many celebrities venture into politics solely for personal gain and to maintain their relevance, rather than genuinely helping the ordinary citizen or improving the economy.
She criticized the selective charity acts done by politicians for the sake of public relations and questioned why she didn’t witness choppers landing in areas affected by floods or politicians personally ensuring children’s education.
Akothee also hit at Jaguar’s recent statement that he had rallied his friends to support struggling Kenyan artiste Colonel Mustafa. Akothee emphasized that real philanthropy should be felt both on and off the camera.
The mother of five warned anyone with fewer than 3.5 million followers on social media against mentioning her name for clout. She said only Eric Omondi is worthy of mentioning her in the Kenyan entertainment industry.
Akothee further stated that she does not desire any government job, since she considers herself a government entity.
She challenged the notion of being labeled rich and questioned the true value of fundraising events for foundations attended by blue-ticked celebrities.