President Uhuru Kenyatta’s promise to pay artistes during this quarantine period until things normalise has ignited mixed reactions.
During his recent speech, the President announced that the government had allocated Ksh. 100 million to artists.
Celebrities like Willy Paul mentioned that the money would probably be used by the same people who pay them peanuts.
Here’s what the President said:
I DIRECT THE MINISTRY OF SPORTS, CULTURE, AND HERITAGE TO AVAIL KSH100M FROM THE SPORTS FUND TO OUR ARTISTES, ACTORS, AND MUSICIANS DURING THE PERIOD OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SO THEY CONTINUE TO ENTERTAIN THEIR FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS THROUGH TV, RADIO AND THE INTERNET.
This didn’t go well with a majority of Kenyans, and some came out saying Uhuru had misplaced priorities while a handful supported him.
Kate actress was among the few who praised President Uhuru for the move and taking to social media.