\\Monaja releases ‘Ukombozi’ an ode to redemption

Kenyan artist Monaja releases brazen track on the state of affairs in Kenya.

Kenyan artist Monaja has released Ukombozi, a bold track that fits the tale of a country whose fabric has been torn along tribal and political lines.

The Nairobi based artist picks a revolutionary vibe as he reflects on the events that have characterized Kenya; pre, to post-election period and have threatened to polarize the country.

The track speaks directly to the Kenyan ordinary man slumped under the weight of oppression, untamed corruption, dire health crisis and the apparent irrepressible consequences of a bungled election. Monaja highlights the election which saw Kenya make history as the first African country to have a sitting president’s win nullified. The fresh election called by the country’s Supreme Court has further deepened divisions between the two main political parties Jubilee & NASA.

Ukombozi sees the artist pay respect to the country’s electoral body official Chris Msando who was killed before the controversial August election, 6-months old Pendo and Moraa Nyarangi aged 9, both children who are victims of violence meted upon citizens by the police.

Monaja refrain calls for redemption and change, for Kenyans who are drowning in their own negative stereotypes of each others and remain inflexible, but easy to embrace distorted reasoning propagated by politicians, a compromised media, all at the hands of the greedy elite.

The message in the song may not be appreciated by everyone in Kenya, but as an artist, Monaja has successfully used his music to speak to and for the people.


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