Muigai wa Njoroge foresaw Uhuru property attacks in his hit song “Ino Migunda” -

Muigai wa Njoroge foresaw Uhuru property attacks in his hit song “Ino Migunda”

The recent events in Kenya have made Muigai Wa Njoroge’s controversial song, “Ino Migunda” (This land), about the dangers of land disputes, seem prophetic. The song, released two years ago, warned that land is often the reason behind conflicts and the shedding of human blood in vain.

In the song, Muigai spoke of a time when people would no longer tolerate oppression from leaders, and everyone would be equal. This sentiment seems to have echoed in the recent attacks on businesses belonging to the Kenyatta and Odinga families, which took place on March 27, 2023, during anti-government protests.

Unknown assailants targeted former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family property along the Eastern Bypass and Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s gas plant located in the Industrial Area. Thugs looted property in front of cameras and even made off with an unknown number of sheep.

Muigai’s song about equal land distribution among Kenyans is a stark reminder of the ongoing land disputes in Kenya, which often lead to violence and bloodshed. He sang, “Land can’t be sliced in pieces for human consumption. That time when the common Mwananchi will not tolerate your oppression anymore. Some will be in for a shock.”

When Nairobi News contacted the artiste, he said he listened to God when he released the song. “Nilizikiza sauti ya mungu.” Muigai’s song, with its warning of impending chaos and calls for equality, seems to have struck a chord with Kenyans.

The attacks on the properties of the two political families have reignited the country’s fears of violence and chaos. Land disputes have been a long-standing issue in Kenya, with conflicts arising from unequal distribution, illegal allocation, and disputes over ownership. The incidents have sparked concern about the growing violence and unrest in the country.