KBC, MPs misused Mzee Ojwang’ – Sonko

Mike Sonko
Mike Sonko

Nairobi Senator Gidion Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko has accused the National Broadcaster, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and a section of Members of Parliament of abandoning Mzee Ojwang when he needed them most.

Speaking at Nyayo National Stadium during Mzee Ojwang’s requiem service, Sonko said he was disappointed by the broadcaster and a section of the MPs who benefited from Mzee Ojwang’s career and influence yet abandoned him when he was suffering.

“There are some KBC workers who have slept on the job. We will not allow them to make people who worked tirelessly to suffer,” said Sonko.

“I would like the passing on of Mzee Ojwang’ to serve as a lesson to artists and leaders. There are a lot of complaints raised by artists who worked for KBC.”

Sonko emphasised the need to respect Kenyan artists terming them agents of change.

The flamboyant Senator did not spare his fellow politicians terming some of them as ungrateful.

“Mzee Ojwang helped some politicians during election campaigns; he even went ahead to use his influence to ask for votes on their behalf, and today am not seeing even a single MP whom the veteran actor propelled to power. We should stop misusing people,” added Sonko.

In a bid to address the issues raised by the artists, Sonko reached out to Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Hassan Wario for dialogue.

“I would like to meet the Cabinet Secretary of Sports and Culture after this so that we can discuss on the way forward to assist these artists.”

He, however, asked artists to be keen on attending to their welfare before seeking for assistance from external sources.

“Artists should form their own committee to address the issues affecting them. You should not wait for one to die so that you come out to voice your complaints.”


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