King Kaka’s Wajinga Nyinyi definitely ruffled some very big feathers. The song, released two days ago and which talks boldly of the evils in the political class in Kenya while mentioning some very big names is already number one trending on YouTube and has over one million views.
King Kaka does not shy away from hitting the nail right on the head which made us wonder: Won’t that put him in danger from the big guys upstairs?
It seems though the King was already ahead of us, with his one line on Wajinga Nyinyi saying:
“Wakinisnipe tonight si mnajua ni kwa nini. Nitakufia watu mi siogopi.”
(“If they shoot me tonight you know why. I will die for people, I do not fear anyone.”)
Later, when the song was all Kenyans could talk about, the predicted assassination threats started coming in. Or so it seems.
A blog post that has since gone viral cited how the government was after the 32-year old rapper after the release of the Wajinga Nyinyi and even went further to talk about how 11 bullets were shot at King Kaka’s car on the night of the 14th.
The blog post though unconfirmed was later shared by King Kaka himself in the morning, pleading for prayers and protection.
But the fact that the story has yet to be proven true or false made many conclude that King Kaka might just be clout chasing.
Well, clout chasing or not, it is evident that the revolutionary piece by the Swahili Shakespeare as many have taken to refer to him has brought multiple reactions from several politicians.
The KFCB chairman Ezekiel Mutua supports the song and goes as far as urging Kenyans to reflect on the message on the poetic piece. In his own words he says:
“King Kaka Wajinga Nyinyi is evidence that we are a free country. He has used his creative license tp prick our conscience. Anyone defamed can seek legal redress but as a Board, we will not interfere with the production.”
Miguna Miguna also joins in the support for the Wajinga Nyinyi posting in his Twitter account;
But you cannot win them all. Wajinga Nyinyi was bashed by Wavinya Ndeti , Esther Passaris, Zuleikha Juma to mention but a few who all took it out on Twitter to bash several messages on King Kaka’s new piece; posts to which King Kaka responded to them.
This begs the question, just how safe is King Kaka’s life right now?
Wajinga Nyinyi can be viewed on YouTube through: