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Ken wa Maria denies anti-Mutua allegations

By JOHN MUCHIRI December 17th, 2014 1 min read

Popular Benga musician Ken wa Maria has denied allegations that he is part of the campaign against Machakos governor Alfred Mutua.

The musician, who was on Tuesday arrested for leading a protest caravan against the Governor, told Nairobi News on Wednesday afternoon that he had been hired to perform and pull crowds at an ‘Okoa Kenya’ rally.

“I did not know that the politicians in the rally had a hidden agenda of preaching anti-Mutua campaign,” wa Maria said.

“I am not a politician but a musician who is hired to perform anywhere and by anyone, irrespective of their political affiliations.”

He also said that there was no bad blood between him and the Machakos Governor.


“I performed in Dr Mutua’s rallies before he was elected governor and we are still working together. Why should I oppose him now? This is all misreporting and jumping into conclusion,” he said.

Asked why he was among the people arrested in Machakos during the demonstration, the Fundamendoz hit-maker said everybody who was in the road show truck was arrested, including the drivers.

He also clarified that his song ‘Ni wa Sinema’, is not an anti-Mutua song. “People are just misinterpreting my song,” he said. “The song is not directed to Dr Mutua, it simply means somebody who is crazy.”

He also said that he is one of the entertainment directors at Machawood, alongside other entertainers such as Caroline Mutoko and Dan ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki.