Benga star exiled for composing anti-Raila tune

Benga musician Tom Mboya Ang’ang’a (Atomy Sifa). He fled to Tanzania after claiming that his life was in danger. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The song, titled Uhuru Nyale (Uhuru is Capable), blames Mr Odinga for ills bedevilling the Luo community.
  • The song also accuses Mr Odinga of not initiating meaningful development during his tenure as Prime Minister.
  • Sifa received condemnation from Mr Odinga’s supporters who accused him of being used to undermine the Nasa leader.

When Luo Benga artist Tom Mboya Ang’ang’a, best known as Atomy Sifa, produced a song in praise of President Uhuru Kenyatta together with little-known musician Tede ja Kenya, little did he know that the contents of the song would see him exiled.


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