Ben Githae, Robert Alai and Githeri Man were some of the people who were blasted for being feted by the state. KOT thought real heroes and heroines were sidelined.
Head of State Commendation (HSC) drew a lot criticisms from Kenyans. KOT thinks HSC was awarded to people who only support Uhuru’s regime.
KOT for instance couldn’t understand why Kamotho Martin aka Githeri Man received HSC. Bloggers Robert Alai, Dennis Itumbi and Pauline Njoroge are thought to receive HSC for supporting Uhuru.
Gospel singer Ben Githae is said to receive HSC because he composed the Jubilee party campaign song ‘Tano Tena’. The singer has since responded to critics who think he doesn’t deserve HSC.
I got it because I deserve it before the eyes of God
Ben Githae asserts that he deserves the commendation. He says he doesn’t care what people say as long as God knows he deserves the HSC.
“So my contribution in this artist world has been recognized by the President. What I would like to tell them is that favor is very unfair. Me kwanza ni msanii wa Gospel sana ata kuliko vile nilifanya hiyo ya ‘Tano Tena’.
“Kuna kitu in gospel, unaeza ona msanii amejifunga kuomba ameenda mpaka sijui wapi ndio music yake ihit but favour isipokufuata hutapata kitu yeyote but kuna mwingine anaambiwa anakunywa pombe ako na wasichana but akitoa wimbo watu wanakua kwa foleni wakinunua ngoma yake.
“It is called unmerited grace yani ukipata kibali kwa king ata mwingine akuje afanye somersault but God akisema Ni Ben Githae amepata favor that is how it will be.
“I got it because I deserve it before the eyes of God, but some people may feel I do not deserve it, its before their own eyes,” Ben Githae told Word Is.
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