Politicians, Kenyan citizens, and other Heads of State have been sending Kenya’s new president-elect William Ruto congratulatory messages. Kenya’s election results were announced amid some “drama” by some of the electoral body’s officials, and there is an ongoing court case at the Supreme Court filed by the defeated party.
The country is back to normal and after an election where voters especially the youth not too keen on voting, they still chose camps based on not only their personal feelings towards the leaders but their manifestos; eyes are on those elected to deliver what they promised.
Award-winning rapper, activist, and entrepreneur Octopizzo put out a video congratulating the President-Elect. In his video; he articulately lists some of the issues he would like the President to address such as healthcare, education, minimum wage, improving the state of the creative industry, and decriminalizing marijuana.
“You are the first person to win the presidency on the first run. Whatever blueprint you are using should be emulated. Hata sisi we are coming.” He says. We need more hospitals and public schools. More people are forced to take their kids to private schools.”
Octo continued to urge the incoming president to find solutions for other crucial issues.
“I hope your government understands just how much money art and culture can make for the country. I am willing to work together with you on this.”
The Twitter video has been watched over 300k times and the rapper took time to engage with those who commented on it.
Listen to Octpizzo’s TOM MBOYA below.
Octopizzo has been on global spaces with leaders all over the world like the former US president Obama. His foundation is empowering young people in society. “
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.Octopizzo
We wait to see if and how Octo works with the next government.