• CS Ababu assured Mustapha that his plight will be addressed.
• Mustapha has so far received millions in contributions from Kenyans of goodwill
Ex-rapper Colonel Mustapha has met with Ministry of Youth Affairs CS Ababu Namwamba where they spoke about his plights.
The art and Sports CS updated Mustapha about a committee he set up to look into the creative industry and come up with solutions for cases like his.
In a statement, The Ministry told about the details of the meeting.
Namwamba and his PS Ismail Maalim, sat down with Mustafa where the CS assured him of the Ministry's intervention to get him back on track.
"We have heard your challenges, and as a ministry, I want to assure you that we are here to walk with you through this challenging phase. We have put together a package for you that will ensure that you are back on your feet, making music, and entertaining us."
"We want to see you making more music, inspiring the younger generation of artists, and nurturing them to stardom. The move you took to ensure that your mother receives proper health care is one to admire, and for that, we shall stand with you."
The CS added that Colonel Mustafa's music and the royalties that accrue from his intellectual property should be something he can rely on as a sustainable source of income.
"This is what we intend to achieve through our #TalantaHela initiative. We want to ensure that our artists' intellectual property rights are guaranteed to enable them to continue to live well, earning from their creativity upon exiting the active stage."
PS Ismail Maalim encouraged Colonel Mustafa to see the positives in the decision he took for the benefit of his family.
He called on him to seize the opportunity that the ministry was extending to him, to make wise financial decisions, that would ensure that he lived decently.
"We want to see you making more music, inspiring the younger generation of artists, and nurturing them to stardom. The move you took to ensure that your mother receives proper health care is one to admire, and for that, we shall stand with you," the PS said.