In Summary

  • Khaligraph has thrown shade at the bottom-up economy in his upcoming release.
  • The rapper is set to drop the new song later this week.

Hip hop star, Brian Ouko Omollo popularly known as Khaligraph Jones has thrown shade at the government’s, Bottom-up economy in his upcoming song.

According to the burly rapper, the government’s bottom-up economy has turned out to be a thorn in the flesh for Kenyans.

With a borrowed slang ‘Itawaramba’ from the besieged preacher, Pastor McKenzie, he cleverly used it in his lyricism depicting a disgruntled lot.

“Who would ever guess mgerambwa na economy ya bottom up” He raps partly.

The Mazishi rapper shared the upcoming song’s teaser on his Instagram disclosing that it will premier later this week.

Birth Of Bottom Up

As President Ruto formed his government, he had anchored his promises on the bottom-up economy as a way of promoting investments and financial gains targeting millions who are unemployed.

According to the head of state, the bottom-up economy would empower the ‘hustlers’ the mama mboga’s, jua kali and bodaboda sectors among others.

However, it’s impact is yet to be felt even with the government launching the Hustler Fund as millions continue grappling with high cost of living.

Furthermore, to fulfill its mandated the government also made a raft of changes through new taxes such as the finance bill which is yet to be effected.

Meeting With Ruto

In the run up to the 2022 General Election, Khaligraph was among the creatives who met with the then Vice president at his Karen residence.

Their meeting was based on how to strengthen the local creative industry, others present in the meeting included Willy Paul, DJ Joe Mfalme, Shaffie Weru and Jalangoo among others.

And when he assumed office, Khaligraph was also first to reach out to Ruto to offer an olive branch to his rival Raila through a freestyle.

“There’s an issue that only you can address, reconciliation that’s all we need to start afresh. You are a man of God, so you know how to do it best” He freestyled partly.

Just recently, a survey by Infotrack revealed 72 percent of Kenyans feeling the country was headed in the wrong direction,12 percent felt the country was neither heading in the wrong nor right direction with only 15 percent showing support for President Ruto’s admiration.

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