Here’s what Kenyans said after Uhuru voted for Nyashinski
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s revelation that he voted for Kenyan musician Nyashinski in the MTV Europe Music Awards (Best African Act) has elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans.
On Wednesday, the President tweeted that he voted for the Mungu Pekee hit maker and urged Kenyans to also vote for the artiste.
The category which music group Sauti Sol bagged in 2014 has Nyashinski battling it out with big name such as the Nigerian duo of Wizkid and Davido, South Africans Babes Wodumo and Nasty C and Angola’s C4 Pedro.
I just voted for @RealShinski. He gave us a great song. ‘Namwoogopa Mungu Pekee’ Let us all vote for him #LondonIsOpen pic.twitter.com/bFS5qVtwY2
— President of Kenya (@PresidentKE) November 1, 2017
President Kenyatta’s rallying call, perhaps meant to reach out to the youth, comes at a time the country is polarized in the aftermath of two presidential elections in three months.
The presidential plea is timely as ultimately, Nyashinki whose lit up the local entertainment scene with sensational tracks such as Malaika and Now You Know in recent times, will for sure need as many votes as he can to stand a chance.
The president’s tweet triggered a flood of comments from Kenyans on Twitters.
The prestigious award is open for public voting on the MTVEMA’s website.
The award ceremony will be held in London on November 12.
Here is a sample of what Kenyans on Twitter had to say:
waah,there are more burning issues like lecturers and nurses strike…shughulikia hiyo kwanza Mr.president
— leonorah ruth (@leonorahR) November 1, 2017
Will Chebukati be counting the votes? If yes, we don’t need to vote for @RealShinski – your vote is enough plus VAT. #AlogarithmsKE
— Arnold Maliba (@ArnoldMaliba) November 1, 2017
Hahaha with this spirit i see you voting for @RailaOdinga in the near future elections.
— chief (@chiefgwonda) November 1, 2017
Your vote will be multiplied by 16% which is enough to win him that award coz of ur vote am not voting and am out.
— Laz (@Lazooj) November 1, 2017
Good to be behind Kenyans, I wish you had the same zeal to protect the integrity of election processes
— Steven King MAKORI (@Stevemccoris) November 1, 2017
Uhunye si utishe hao majudges Wa huko wasifike kazi @RealShinski ashinde kura☺☺☺☺ siwezi vote juu ni jubilee.. ☺
— #Gainwithxtiandela (@illestbwoy15) November 2, 2017
Thenks prezo for supporting your own
— Antonio 254 (@254_antonio) November 2, 2017
Vijana si mna machungu???always hating on winners! Boycotted or not, winners will always be winners!
— Edd Mwangi (@Eduxaz) November 1, 2017
Avoid negativity and vote for @RealShinski .time to push our own to the world .not cheap propaganda
— @gi giddie (@gidie_tyan) November 1, 2017
@UKenyatta I will vote him over and over he is our own and the best support we can give is to vote for him
— Martoh Muriithi (@Martoh_Muriithi) November 1, 2017