Controversial singer Chris Mosioma aka Embarambamba has released a tribute to President Mwai Kibaki.
The well-known gospel singer told Word Is he chose to celebrate Kenya’s third president with a song because he did not get a chance to perform during his lifetime.
The entertainer revealed that although he wanted to honor Kibaki’s funeral, he was banned from holding government posts.
“The last time Uhuru came to Kisii, I was told to reduce my drama because they were afraid I would create tension,” he said.
“I am just a cool person and I know how to run, if I get a chance I will be very cool. I am in Kisii and I can’t even come to see the body of our president in parliament,” he said.
Video of the song he composed for Kibaki is circulating on social media.
Embaramat said the song, Tufanyeje, will be officially released on Thursday.
In the video, Embaramba is sitting in a maize field wearing a torn red suit.
Then he gets up and starts walking back and forth asking, “Kifo umekuchukua Kibaki [Where did Death take Kibaki]?”
In his usual style, Embaramba then throws himself into a mud pit before climbing a tree, mourning.
“Kibaki ohhh. Umeenda wapi? Umefuata Moi Moi [Where did you go, Kibaki? You followed me].”
Embaramat said he would remember President Kibaki for allowing free education and giving Kenyans a new constitution.
Embaramat said he followed his mother who played the role of President Daniel Moi in Kisii.
“I have great talent and have been in the industry for 11 years.”