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I’m sorry for supporting President Ruto – Nonini

By Elizabeth Ngigi September 19th, 2023 2 min read

Genge artiste Nonini has become the latest artiste to denounce the Kenya Kwanza regime publicly.

In a statement posted on Monday, September 18, via the social networking platform X, Nonini voiced his disapproval of the nation’s current state, prompting him to retract his previous support.

“Looking back at how our country is faring 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,” Nonini stated.

As President William Ruto’s administration celebrated its first anniversary in power, the Kenya Kwanza government has been under intense scrutiny, with a recent Infotrak survey revealing that 53% of Kenyans believe the nation is heading in the wrong direction.

Nonini’s change of heart follows a notable trend of public figures and influencers reevaluating their support for the government.

Also read: Worst ever! Huddah Monroe denounces President Ruto

On September 17, social media influencer Huddah Monroe made a striking reversal of her long-standing endorsement of President William Ruto.

In a bold and unapologetic statement, Huddah Monroe ranked Ruto as the worst president Kenya has ever had, expressing grave concerns about the country’s economic state under his leadership.

Her critique came amid Kenya’s rising fuel costs and soaring prices of essential food items.

“Ruto will be the worst president Kenya has ever seen,” Monroe declared emphatically in her Instagram stories.

Her previous support for Ruto, which extended to a criticism of the opposition’s rallying call to the metaphorical ‘Canaan,’ marked a significant shift.

She had previously expressed her belief that Ruto would make a commendable president, even going so far as to suggest that sometimes a more authoritarian approach might be preferable.

“In 2022, Monroe was at the forefront of congratulating Ruto for his triumphant win in the presidential race. Her Instagram stories were flooded with images of the 55-year-old politician, whom she affectionately referred to as ‘my president,'” the report notes.

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