Rapper Khaligraph Jones has called upon Raila Junior to speak to his father who should then urge President Uhuru to reopen clubs and other sectors of the economy.
According to the rapper’s Instagram post on Monday, August 24, many youth and more so those in the creative industry are suffering in the hands of the closure of some sectors of the economy.
The OG says the youth need to get back to work so as to improve the situation they are currently living in.
Translated from Sheng, Khaligraphs open letter post to Raila Junior reads:
“@railajunior1 please speak with your dad, Mr. Agwambo Raila Amolo Odinga, tell him to speak to Uhuru Kenyatta to open up the country so that we can go back to work. It’s not easy out here. People are suffering.”
In a different but similar post that he published much earlier, Papa Jones directly addressed President Uhuru saying the should reopen the clubs and restaurants and that all the COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to.
“@ukenyatta Kindly on behalf of the creative industry of Kenya we are requesting that you allow us to get back to work, allow for the reopening of clubs and restaurants. Measures and precautions shall be taken to ensure COVID-19 doesn’t further spread.” he wrote in part.
He also mentioned the woes of troubled youth and depression as such.
“The youth are suffering from depression in silence. Kindly look into this matter,” he urged the country boss.
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@ukenyatta Kindly on behalf of the Creative Industry of Kenya we are Requesting that you allow us to get back to work, allow for the reopening of Clubs and Restaurants, Measures and precautions shall be Taken to ensure Covid 19 doesn't further spread, The youth are suffering from Depression in Silence, Kindly look into this Matter, also Some of our Hits songs are Going To waste, People want to see @femi_one and @mejjagenge perform Utawezana. Rada Chafu sana, #respecttheogs
Earlier in April this year, President Uhuru directed the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage to avail KSh100 million to help Kenyan artists deal with the effects of the pandemic.
On Monday, April 6, 2020, Uhuru said the money would help the artistes keep on entertaining the public through different platforms.
The money was reported to have been distributed.
However, due to the large number of artistes in the country, it was not much of a boost with some of the beneficiaries saying that they got a share of only KSh10,000.
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) April 6, 2020