Kirinyaga County Artists have appealed for involvement in the spread of the BBI to the masses.
The chairman Kirinyaga all artists group Paul Kimani alias Baba Edu said they want to be included in educating the public on the changes proposed in the BBI Initiative.
Kimani said in the past they witnessed situations where musicians are sourced from outside the county ignoring the local musicians which have not augured well with them.
“This time we want the leaders to try as much as possible to involve the local artists in the BBI campaign,” Kimani said.
The chairman who was speaking at Kagio Evara hotel said they were yet to conclude reading the BBI document which will in turn determine whether they will support or reject the document.
“We are still in the process of reading and understanding the contents of the BBI document before we finally decide on our way forward,” he said.
Other artists said the public should differentiate between the BBI Initiative campaigns and the 2022 general elections.
They said everybody should read and understand the document before making a decision to support it or not.
“We want our leaders to make it clear to the public that the BBI initiative is not in any way connected with the coming 2022 general elections, this is a document which will go beyond 2022 and many years to come,” said Muthoni Maina, the group secretary
Job Ayub of Mundu Murathime song said the public should not be influenced by politicians to support the BBI but should read for themselves and make individual decisions.
“All I ask our people is to remain united regardless of the choice one makes in support or rejection of the BBI document,” Ayub said.
On the ravaging Covid 19 pandemic, the artists urged the residents to be cautious and follow the Ministry of Health protocol which requires that they keep distance, clean their hands and make sure they wear masks.
The group later provided masks to the residents in Kagio town as a sign of identifying themselves with their fans.
Kimani said their coming together is meant to strengthen each other in the development of their talents besides exploring ways of supporting each other in their endeavour to grow the talents.
The artists who included musicians, actors and actresses met at Evara hotel in Kagio town.
By Irungu Mwangi