Zabron Singers, popular of the Sweetie Sweetie hit song, are grateful to President William for inviting them to perform at his inauguration event on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
In an interview with Citizen TV, the group's head Japheth Zabron noted that they the government reached out to them at the behest of the then President-elect.
At the time, Ruto wanted to include the team's melodic songs as part of his entertainment line-up when he assumed Kenya's highest office.
He further noted that the relationship between the President and his singers kicked off during the campaigns when Ruto's team tracked them down for permission to use their hit song, Mkono wa Bwana, in his campaign.
After it was granted, the song dominated several of his rallies and was the main tune played at an event where Ruto unveiled his manifesto.
"We received the invite through the Government music department and we carried on with our discussions after the President revealed that he would have loved for us to attend (the inauguration)
"President William Ruto is a very big name. Just imagine he told his team to ask us for permission so that he can use the song," he explained.
Japheth further explained that their Kasarani Stadium, before an audience of more than 60,000 people including 20 Heads of State, was their biggest stage ever.
It thwarted in comparison to performances in their own country noting that they had never performed at the inauguration ceremony of any of their Presidents.
"We thank God that our President was also present at the event (inauguration). We have never performed (Presidential events) in Tanzania but we thank our President who congratulated us for being invited by Kenyan President," he added.
His sentiments were corroborated by Victoria Zabron, a lead singer for the group, who affirmed that they were amazed when they received the message from Ruto's squad.
"I feel nice because both in Kenya and Tanzania, there are many choirs but who am I to come here in Kenya and perform for the President.
"It has never happened the way it happened in Kenya. Even in our own country, it has never happened," she explained.
The group has been making waves in the entertainment industry since its formation in 2000. It consists of purely the Zabron extended family members.