Have you ever imagined what Kenyan politicians listen to when they travel in their vehicles? Well, music is the food of the soul and Kenya’s political heavyweights have different taste when it comes to music.
So what are the songs the likes of Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, Kalonzo Musyoka, William Ruto and other politicians listen to on their expensive double din stereos?
The official leader of opposition maybe a septuagenarian but sure he has taste for modern urban songs. Raila Odinga got down to Everlast’s ‘Gudi Gudi’ at the Nyamira Youth Forum some seven months ago. Don’t be surprised to hear local hip hop songs playing in Raila’s car.
The commander in chief has a thing for reggae music; his favorite musicians are Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman and UB40. Apart from reggae, Uhuru also listens to local music, especially Sauti Sol’s ‘Awinja’. So reggae and afro-pop songs are the type of music that play in the president’s car.
Nasa’s second in command loves Kamba music, Ken Wa Maria’s songs are likely the kind of tunes that you will hear in Kalonzo’s car.
DP Ruto loves ‘Taunet Nelel’, you expect to hear Emmy Kosgei’s songs play in DP William Ruto’s car anytime.
Majority leader in parliament is probably conservative when it comes to matter music, you expect to hear Somali music play in his car.
Budalang’i MP has a spirit of rebellion, you would expect ‘The Way It Is’ and other reggae songs play in his car.
The Kenyan politician is a true son of the land, you would expect ‘Mukangala’ and other Luhya songs to play in his car.
Nairobi Senator is known for his swagger, you would expect Sonko to play Khaligraph Jones’ ‘Mazishi’ and other hard hip hop songs in his car.
He is a tough nut to crack but given his love for Canada, you would expect him to love country music so Kenny Rogers songs are the kind of tunes he plays in his car.