‘Girls must suffer for me to pay my bills’, Akothee tells off pesky KOT
Kenyan artiste Esther Akoth, better known as Akothee, has dismissed claims by Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) that she owns an agency that recruits jobless Kenyan women for employment opportunities in the Middle East.
In a sarcastic response, Akothee has lashed out those spreading the rumours asking those questioning her lifestyle to get the facts right.
“Yes, you are very right. There is no money in music. And I must maintain this rich lifestyle, muzungus, illuminati and prostitution alone can’t pay my bills. Girls must suffer for me to pay my bills,” Akothee ranted in a long post on her social media.
The musician also said she is not the government and she does not have solutions to the problems facing Kenyan girls aboard who went there in search of greener pastures.
“Did you see me at the ballot box? Deal with your hunger,” she said.
Akothee is also a successful businesswoman who owns Akothee Safaris, a tour company based in Kenya and Akothee Foundation, a charity organisation.
She also owns Aknotela and Akothee Homes, a real estate business ventures.
Rumours about Akothee’s involvement in recruiting Kenyan women for jobs abroad comes a day after Diana Chepkemoi, who was enslaved in Saudi Arabia by her employer, arrived in the country.
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Diana said couldn’t hide her joy after being reunited with her family.
She said that her arrival was like an escape from the ‘hell’ after several attempts to disengage from her former employer in Riyadh.
“People are suffering there… my friends are suffering there. It is just that my voice was heard and I found support. People there are being mentally tortured, psychologically tortured. And it is not fair,” she said.
Students from Meru University, where she deferred her studies for employment to find school fees, also received her at the airport.