First MP to Splash Money in Fight Against Coronavirus

  • From Left; Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, ODM Leader Raila Odinga, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Kibra MP Imran Okoth, and Saboti MP Caleb Amisi at Jumwa's office in Parliament buildings on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
    From Left; Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, ODM Leader Raila Odinga, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Kibra MP Imran Okoth, and Saboti MP Caleb Amisi at Jumwa's office at Parliament buildings on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
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  • Saboti Member of Parliament Caleb Amisi Luyai has promised to cover the production costs of any Kenyan who will compose a good song on Coronavirus.

    Daily Nation on Saturday, March 21 reported that the ODM legislator offered to sponsor a song that will educate the public on the Coronavirus pandemic.

    “Any Kenyan artist who will compose a well-rated song to create a positive impact in fighting this pandemic, I take it upon myself to sponsor the music production,” Amisi stated.

    Saboti MP Caleb Amisi (left) shakes hands Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine (right) as Embakasi East MP Babu Owino looks on at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on December 29, 2019.
    Saboti MP Caleb Amisi (left) shakes hands Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine (right) as Embakasi East MP Babu Owino looks on at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on December 29, 2019.
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    The lawmaker argued that poetry and art had the power to create awareness among people, especially the youth with much more ease.

    “From music to art, from songs to poems and from literature to drama, we must come out with power, enthusiasm and talents well equipped with the hope of terminating this scourge from our midst," he added.

    According to the publication, Amisi had taken the initiative after realising that youths in the country were not following directives issued by the government seriously in regard to the Covid-19 virus.

    While issuing a presser on Thursday, March 19, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe warned against the use of social media platforms in the spread of negative and fake Coronavirus messages.

    This, the CS warned, would cause panic among members of the public and as a result, attract serious legal action.

    Amisi informed that through music, social media platforms would easily educate and engage Kenyans in a national debate about the Coronavirus.

    Following the outbreak, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, ODM Leader Raila Odinga among other government officials have urged citizens to take adequate measures in ensure they halt further spread of the Covid-19 virus.

    However, Parliament caused a stir when it adjourned its sittings to a later date.

    Irate members of the public, raised questions as to why legislators hurriedly called off further sessions before discussing possible control measures against the Coronavirus.

    It seems Amisi has taken up the mantle in ensuring Kenyans are well informed, and his weapon is music.

    From left: Saboti MP Caleb Amisi, Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, and Butere MP Tindi Mwale addressing the media at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi on June 19, 2018
    From left: Saboti MP Caleb Amisi, Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, and Butere MP Tindi Mwale addressing the media at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi on June 19, 2018
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