Khaligraph, Naiboi Join Kenyans in Pushing the President to #UnlockOurCountry
31 March 2021
[Photo: Khaligraph Jones Instagram]
By Lydia M Joshua
Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a partial lockdown due to the recent spike of Covid 19 cases attributed to the third wave of the deadly virus.
The partial lockdown affected five counties including Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Machakos, and Kajiado.
In addition to the lockdown, he also instituted new curfew measures to start from 8 pm to 4 am, the suspension of county assemblies, and the closure of bars and churches in the five affected counties.
The move was met with a lot of negative feedback by Kenyans, who took to various media platforms to express their displeasure with the overall handling of the pandemic by the government since March last year.
In one online campaign, Kenyans requested the president to unlock the country in order to salvage the most affected categories of people who rely on the Education, Entertainment, Tourism, and Hospitality sectors to feed their families.
Joining the campaign, renowned Kenyan artists Khaligraph and Naiboi took to their Instagram accounts and urged the president to unlock the country, arguing that creative are suffering.
"Tell The President to Unlock The goddamn Country and Remove the Curfew, People are really suffering, This is unacceptable,” he captioned.
On the other hand Naiboi, posted the same poster in support with unlocking the country. “This is exactly How I feel Mr. President #unlockthecoutry,” he posted.