Ben Githae: I Will Make Campaign Hit Song for Raila on One Condition

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    ODM leader Raila Odinga (left) and musician Ben Githae (right)
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  • Gospel singer, Ben Githae, has stated he has one condition before he supports Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga, and make him a campaign hit song.

    Githae explained that he will only support Raila if President Uhuru Kenyatta endorses him. The Mabataro hitmaker stated that he is a staunch supporter of Uhuru and he will back the President's choice for 2022.

    He also vehemently denied supporting Odinga after he was seen performing at Raila’s event in Murang’a during the Skiza thanksgiving ceremony.

    “I saw people trolling me the other day after I was photographed with Raila Odinga. Some claimed that I have moved to support him but, what they didn’t know was the context of our meeting,” the singer expressed.

    Gospel artist Ben Githae pictured during an interview at Radio Jambo in February 2019
    Gospel artist Ben Githae pictured during an interview at Radio Jambo in February 2019
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    “I am a staunch supporter of Uhuru, if he says I support Raila, I will support him,” he added.

    The Tano Tena singer said he is not ashamed of having campaigned for Uhuru and made the song which sold Jubilee's agenda across the country.

    Githae stated that Uhuru is supportive and he does not regret campaigning for him, and also supporting the Building Bridges Initiative that was backed by the President and Odinga.

    “The other day, I lost my mother and he called me and also directed me to the person to go and see for his support. That is how tight I am with him,” the gospel singer stated.

    He told off internet trolls as he explained that he makes a living out of music and when opportunities come knocking, he chooses to embrace them. 

    “If you have talent and can’t make money through it to support your life, then the talent is useless. What is wrong with me making money through my singing talent whether I am singing in crusades or political rallies?” Githae posed.

    Githae was among the musicians invited at the home of Royal Media Services owner S.K Macharia, where Raila was also present to celebrate the progress made in the music sector.

    The group celebrated Uhuru Kenyatta for signing into law proposals that exempted artists from the 25 per cent excise duty proposed in the Finance Bill.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta assenting to bills at State House on March 30, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta assenting to bills at State House on March 30, 2021.
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