As a new age activism and revolutionary music slowly takes shape, Kennedy Ombima, better known as King Kaka, has been in the forefront.
With the rampant cases of police brutality in Kenya especially during curfew hours, Kaka has showed his poetic muscle once again in a song dubbed ‘Tena’ featuring Jadi.
Not afraid to speak his mind poetically, he does not mince his words.
In the 3:53 seconds clip, Kaka brings back the memories of the two fallen Kianjokoma brothers, who succumbed to injuries suspected to be due to police brutality. The emotional video shows a mother trying to call her two boys who could no longer answer their phones.
The new song also incorporates a sign language interpreter.
The death of the two brothers had the nation up in arms, leading to protests in the locality and online.
The cry, #JusticeForKianjokomaBrothers, gained traction with Kenyans from all walks of life speaking up to condemn the killings and calling for accountability for their deaths. The protests attracted celebrities and politicians to the cause.
Physical protests in Kianjokoma, Embu, led to the death of another man.
King Kaka has been vocal in highlighting societal ills. In 2019, the rapper took the country by a storm with his song ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’ calling out Kenyans for their hypocrisy. Through a hard knuckle approach, he laid bare the corruption that has mauled all sectors of the economy, provoking political leaders who responded fiercely through social media platforms.
The song became one of the his most controversial songs, which has garnered more than three million views on YouTube.