Musician Julius Owino popularly known as Juliani has brushed off viral reports that he had been appointed Director of Entertainment for the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition.
Fake news of Juliani’s political appointment went viral on social media on Monday, May 9, shortly after Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua dumped the Azimio coalition for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
According to a statement he made on Tuesday, Juliani has not received any formal communication regarding the appointment.
“It has been brought to my attention that there is information circulating online about my appointment as Director of Entertainment in the Azimio - OKA Coalition,” Juliani’s statement read in part.
Then went on, “I would like to clarify that this has not been communicated to me formally or otherwise. Therefore, I would like to confirm that I am not employed or affiliated with any political party in Kenya or beyond.”
Despite distancing himself from the fake news, he has not ruled out the possibility of working in a political field.
He says he can work with politicians only if they have an agenda that ‘primarily focuses on sustainable youth empowerment initiatives’.
“My desired partner should be able to address the following issues: Youth unemployment and empowerment, Gender Equality and the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and end extrajudicial killings and promote social justice,” he added.