Jeff Koinange resorted to singing to calm down former Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi during an emotional interview on Citizen TV on Wednesday, August 12.
Elachi narrated how her life was at risk before she decided to resign, revealing that she was nearly doused with Sulphuric acid while at work. Another incident that sparked fear in her life was when she witnessed armed youth with a coffin tagged ‘Rest in Peace NMS’ (Nairobi Metropolitan Services).
"I reached a point where I am cautious of who is behind me," Elachi stated signalling that she was terrified by what she dubbed as Chronicles of City Hall.
Koinange resorted to the musical art known as Sprechgesang and Sprechstimme, German for spoken singing and spoken voice respectively to sum up Elachi's woes as the two laughed about the issue and selected a song to motivate the embattled politician.Citizen TV's Jeff Koinange interviews former Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020YouTube
"I wanted to dedicate this song ‘My city, my town. This is how we do it, this is how we get down’. That is Prezzo's song," Koinange recited as Elachi broke into laughter.
The award-winning journalist is known for his prowess in country music and Elachi seized the moment to ask him to play one motivational song during his tours, slated for Sundays.
Elachi narrowed down on Linda Randle's song God on the Mountain. Randle is an American gospel artiste famously known to be part of the Gaither Homecoming group.
The former speaker quoted some lyrics of the inspirational song.
Life is easy, when you're up on the mountain
And you've got peace of mind, like you've never known
But things change, when you're down in the valley
Don't lose faith, for you're never alone
For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley
She asked Koinange to dedicate it to her and every other person facing tribulations.
"Stay safe and be strong. I will surely play the song on Sunday," Koinange winded up.
Research shows that music is a form of therapy and is used to aid in physical discomfort by improving respiration, lowering blood pressure, improved cardiac output, reduced heart rate, and relaxed muscle tension.
For mental health, this form of therapy is great for reducing stress' common negative side effects, such as emotional and behavioural problems.Jeff Koinange performs during one of his country music tours in October 2019
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