The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Kikuyu musician Muigai wa Njoroge over his latest 'Ino Migunda'. song
Muigai is required to appear before the commission on June 26th for questioning over the song, which NCIC claims is a threat to harmonious coexistence between Kenyan communities.
“You’re therefore required to appear at the commission's offices on 26th June 2020 at 10 am so as to assist the commission in ongoing investigations,” the letter signed by NCIC Ag. Commission Secretary Millicent Okatch reads.
Ino Migunda, which translates to “These Parcels of Land,” was released about a week ago and is trending at number one on YouTube with over 600,000 views. In the song, Muigai takes a dig at Kenyan dynasties who inherited huge chunks of land but continue to oppress the poor. He says these parcels will one day be subdivided equally when the oppressed rise against the oppressors.
“This land will be subdivided equally since it cannot be sliced into pieces for human consumption like food. There will come a time when the common man will not tolerate your oppression anymore,” he sings.
“I’m here to say what you don’t like to hear, your lineage of oppressors and power inheritors, you who don’t know the meaning of hunger but we are now aware of your tricks and moves.”
The singer also castigates the government over the recent demolition of houses in Kariobangi and Ruai, which left hundreds of families homeless.
“Despite Coronavirus and heavy rainfall you demolished the houses of the poor. Was it that urgent?” Couldn’t the project wait? Some deeds are beyond the devil’s imagination,” he sings.
He also insinuates that Deputy President William Ruto could be the savior of the oppressed Kenyans.
“You tarnished the name of the peasant’s son (Ruto) and even went ahead to poison your people…you value power more than our lives,” he sings on.
Listen to the song here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnZyfCJfL88