The slogans TIBIM and Tialala took on a life of their own during the campaign period, with many uttering them but not knowing the meaning behind them. The song was used by the opposition to marshal up support for Raila Odinga in his presidential campaign.
Musician Joseph Onyango Ochieng’, popularly known as Onyi Jalamo, has now released a remix of his hit song. The remix was released after the famous handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Mr Raila Odinga on the steps of Harambee House.
In the remix, Onyi Jalamo praises President Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko as heroes. He also showers praises to Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru as a heroine.
“Raila tibiim, Ruto tibiim, Uhuru tialala.”
But not everyone is happy with the remix, with nominated senator Beth Mugo rubbishing the remix, telling Nasa supporters and the musician to stop associating President Kenyatta with Tibim Tialala slogans.
“There is a new song that associates President Uhuru Kenyatta with slogans such as ‘Tialala’ and ‘Tibim’ and yet we don’t know the meaning of those connotations.”
She made the remarks on Sunday during a church service at the PCEA Church in Runda. Ms Mugo was representing President Kenyatta in the fundraiser that was presided by Deputy President William Ruto.
“We are Christians, we don’t want be associated with things which we don’t know their origin,” added the nominated Senator.”
But not all agreed with her sentiment, with some seeing it as an underminng of the new accord. Some of the reactions to her statement is below:
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