We all know Eric Omondi who is among the top Kenyan comics and has managed to sprawl his art to a global stage in the last few years. We know him from stand up shows, Tv appearances, hosting events and funny advertisements.
Eric has grown his brand and garnered a colossal following which making him an opinion leader. So his everyday sketches as he posts them on his 1.3 million followers Instagram platform, has to pass a message.
He just did a cameo, a remake of the viral hit by Sauti Sol – ‘Short n Sweet’ and using his wit, he speaks for normal Kenyans who are tired of the political class. He kicks off, “Ni Juzi tilipiga Kura, and I remember you promised to help me, but now you use me like a toothbrush”. He proceeds to tell the corrupt elite that they deserve to imprisoned or be wary of the electorate who are ready to lynch them.
The video is pretty self-explanatory with different shots of stolen money being filled in a sack, a former NYS recruit cornered by an angry mob.
Comedy may not seem like a viable source of information, but comics strive to send across a message, funny, satirical and this one Eric hit the nail on the head. I hope you feel the anger as I am.