Controversy for Anyang Nyong'o after announcing Kisumu's end year party

Usually, Ohangla music is the complete identity of many areas of Nyanza.

Piece by: Moses Sagwe

• Usually, Ohangla music is the complete identity of many areas of Nyanza.

• Others asked Nyong'o to organize a festival to say thank you to God for bringing them to the end of the year in addition to that of Reggae.

Anyang Nyong'o.
Image: The-Star

While various people and groups are preparing to attend various year-end concerts that are organized on December 31 to close the year, Kisumu county is having its own heated debate about the type of event promoted by its CEO.

This is after the governor of the county, Professor Anyang' Nyong'o, invited people to a Reggae music festival to mark the end of the year.

The governor, who is serving his second and last term, uploaded a poster of the announcement on his Facebook page asking people to come out on the night of December 31 for the Reggae music concert.

"For reggae lovers, don't miss tomorrow night at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium when we bring you a wonderful reggae festival as we welcome 2023 in style. Happy New Year!" Nyong'o wrote.

This announcement received contradictory responses from some people who wanted to know why it was Reggae music instead of Ohangla which is the music that is sung and loved bya majority of the people in Nyanza.

"Why Reggae, and why not Ohangla?" Kileleshwa MCA Robert Alai asked.

“Nyongo, kwa nini Reggea hakika kwa ajili ya mbinguni? Kwa nini usiufanye kuwa usiku mkubwa wa kushukuru na kuabudu?” Pst Otieno also asked.

Others seemed indifferent and instead asked governor Nyong'o to ensure adequate security. "Good work but there should be high security. No place is more insecure than where reggae fans are gathered. Ganja etc.” Another said.

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