Boniface Mwangi, DJ Soxxy and Robert Alai tussle online over Azimio protests
Activist Boniface Mwangi, renowned DJ Soxxy and Kileleshwa MCA Robert Alai have engaged in an online tussle on what is encompassed in a peaceful protest.
Since last week supporters of Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition in various counties of the country have been protesting against the high cost of living among other factors.
This comes after Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga announced that there would be protests every Monday and Thursday until the government meets their demands. During the protests, property has been looted and damaged.
On Monday, retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Northland farm was invaded and looted by an unknown who made away with hundreds of livestock while in Kibra, stalls and a Presbyterian Church were among buildings that were torched.
In light of this, journalist-turned-politician, Mwangi urged protesters not to destroy or loot public or private property.
“Closing roads, chanting, and burning tyres which you bought with your own money is part of peaceful protests,” he said.
For those protesting today, do not destroy or loot public or private property, that is not protesting, that's criminality. Closing roads, chanting, and burning tyres which you bought with your own money is part of peaceful protests. #MaandamanoThursdays
— The People’s Watchman (@bonifacemwangi) March 30, 2023
In response, DJ Soxxy questioned what Mwangi regarded as peaceful protest with Alai also wading into the conversation saying, “You think your freedom to express yourself came from spinning decks? Wacha DJ. This you can’t understand.”
Soxxy responded to Alai calling him out for ‘attacking’ his disk jokey job, saying it is not necessary to validate his point.
“Pia wewe Alai you come with that narrative of Djing to validate your point? Question… When did you ever see me dj??”
Pia wewe Alai you come with that narrative of Djing to validate your point? 😃😃😃 Question… When did you ever see me dj?? 🤣🤣🤣
— Soxxy 🇰🇪 (@DjSoxxy) March 30, 2023