Afro-pop music group Sauti Sol has made a personal apology to President Uhuru Kenyatta regarding their stand on the just-launched Studio Mashinani project.
Last week, band member Bien-Aime Baraza bitterly protested against the Government’s decision to opt for foreign artistes to launch the project at the expense of local acts.
Bien posted his feelings on social media, saying the people Uhuru delegated the duty to ensure that Studio Mashinani was put in place had disregarded the brains behind the initiative – local artistes.
The project was launched in Nairobi on March 18, with a mega concert headlined by Jamaican singers Luciano, Richie Spice and Etana.
In an apology posted on the group’s social media pages, Sauti Sol reiterated that they had indeed engaged the Government regarding the project and that they would continue doing so in future to ensure that the project was a success.
“…we would like to issue a sincere apology to our President, Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, for a statement which led to his goodwill and intention being wrongly interpreted by the media.
“Again, we would like to reiterate Bien’s statement that he (President Kenyatta) had no hand in this as he deals with millions of national issues and it is something he probably delegated,” read part of the apology.