In response to a love song made by a Nakuru-based rap group, newly-nominated Senator Karen Nyamu has voiced her disgust.
The sexually explicit song was written just for the senator by the Gengetone trio Shawn Mugz and Zenga Sensation. It features praise for her beauty as well as an expression of their desire to date her.
Ms. Nyamu, a mother of three, published the currently popular music video on Tuesday, July 18, attracting attention to it.
The senator, however, was underwhelmed by the obscene songs and offensive comments made about her.
The chorus of the song includes the lines: “Nani kadogo kazuri? Ka mummy ka pretty kasupu, kanafanya ma youth hatulali.”
The line translates to: “Who is this small beauty? Like a pretty mom with a curvy backside, keeping the youth awake.”
Among the explicit verses, one of the rappers boldly asks, “Nyamu, can you be my boo?”
The video prominently features a group of youths proudly carrying a photo of Nyamu, along with placards representing their city, Nakuru, and others displaying messages of love for the senator.
The explicit nature of the song and its lyrics have sparked mixed reactions from the public with some of Nyamu’s fans expressing their disappointment on social media.
“@karenzo.nyamu should take this video down from YouTube; this is not good, bad language for a leader like you,” @dj_nexus_254, commented.
Another user, @d.arrrlin, raised concerns about the influence such music might have on the youth, saying, “Who will save the drugs from the youth? Aki!”
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However, not all comments were critical of the controversial song.
User @eliud_wycliffe seemed unfazed, stating, “Kenya is a big mental hospital; it’s cool, we’re fine with it.”
Similarly, @jowy.maina seemed to imply that Nyamu’s public image may have played a role in inviting such attention, saying:
“What does she expect with the way she carries herself (venye anajibeba)… respect yourself first in order to receive that respect.”