A section of legislators on Thursday, September 11, released a song aimed at spreading public awareness on the coronavirus pandemic.
The MPs from the lower Eastern region led by Kitui Senator Enock Wambua launched the single dubbed the 'Corona song' at the Nairobi Film Centre.
The 5 minute and 45-second video was created by music producer Toby Bisengo with the support of the Kiio Wambua Foundation.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Senator Wambua explained that the the idea for the song was to inspire hope among the people and advise them not to look at Covid-19 as a death sentence.Kitui Senator Enock Wambua speaking at a past event.
"When the virus was reported in the country, a few months later a case was reported in Kitui and there was panic among our people. We also wanted to call on each person to be his/her brother's keeper, to share what we have with those who don't have," he stated.
The project involved 16 legislators including Edith Nyenze (Kitui West), Paul Nzengu (Mwingi North), Charles Nguna (Mwingi South), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Rachel Kaki (Kitui South), Patrick Makau (Mavoko), Jessica Mbulu, Robert Mbui (Kathiani), Makali Mulu (Kitui Central), Joshua Mwalyo (Masinga), Joshua Kimilu (Kaiti), Boniface Kabaka (Machakos Senator), Rose Museo (Makueni Woman Rep), Irene Kasalu (Kitui Women Rep) and Joyce Kamene (Machakos Woman Rep).
In the video, the leaders further advocated for unity among Kenyans to eradicate issues on tribe, race and political affiliation.
Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua commended efforts by the MPs to encourage Kenyans to adhere to regulations set by the Ministry of Health.
"The involvement of so many MPs in producing a clean song inspires hope and goes to show that our leaders can unite for a good cause and that everything does not have to be politicised or vulgar.
"Art is powerful for promoting value and it is incumbent upon all responsible artistes to embrace clean content and shun vulgarity. Content does not have to be dirty to sell," he observed.
Mutua stated there was a need to spread awareness in other counties outside Nairobi which were now seeing a surge in cases.
Watch the video of the song below:
During a briefing on September 8, 2020, Health CAS Rashid Aman warned that some counties were showing a trend in rising numbers. He singled out Machakos, Kitui, Busia, Nyeri and Kajiado counties.
Days prior, Garissa County observed a surge in cases coming in second after Nairobi.
As of September 10, Kenya had recorded 35,603 positive Covid-19 cases, with recoveries at 22,047 and 612 fatalities.Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
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