Details of Khaligraph's Open Letter to President Kenyatta
25 August 2020
[Photo Credit:eDaily Kenya]
By Omondi Otieno
Top Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones has made a passionate appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta urging him to consider opening up entertainment joints in the country.
In an open letter posted on his Instagram page, Papa Jones urged the president to consider re-opening clubs under strict adherence to the set health measures.
In his post, Khaligraph noted that some of their tops songs are going to waste since they are unable to perform them live and earn a living.
“@ukenyatta Kindly on behalf of the Creative Industry of Kenya we are Requesting that you allow us to get back to work, allow for the reopening of Clubs and Restaurants, Measures and precautions shall be Taken to ensure Covid 19 doesn't further spread, The youth are suffering from Depression in Silence, Kindly look into this Matter, also Some of our Hits songs are Going To waste, People want to see @femi_one and @mejjagenge perform Utawezana. Rada Chafu sana,” he posted.
In a separate post after meeting Raila Odinga Junior, son to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Khaligraph urged Raila Junior to implore upon his dad to reach out to the President, air the grievances facing artistes and convince him to reopen clubs and entertainment joints.
“@railajunior1 Gathee Ebu Bonga Na Mzae wako Mr. Agwambo Raila Amolo Odinga, Mwambie Aongee na Uhuru Kenyatta watufugulie Country Turudi Kazi, Rada chafu sana, Watu wanaumia,” he said.
According to Khaligraph, artistes are really suffering since performances are their main source of income.
His post elicited massive reactions with several artistes including; Jua Cali, Savara, Femi One and Tanasha Donna expressing their support for the same.
Since April, Kenyan artistes have not been able to have any live physical shows due to a government ban on public gatherings following the spread of the corona virus pandemic.