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Ethic Take Aim at Uhuruto’s Jubilee

Hit-making group Ethic took aim at President Uhuru Kenyatta-led Jubilee administration over the lack of employment opportunities for youth in the country.

In a sarcastic tweet, Ethic tweeted “Gengetone has created more employment to the youth than the Government.”

The group are pioneers of the gengetone genre as their 2018 single ‘Lamba Lolo’ inspired several other major groups and artists and practically all their releases since then have garnered serious airplay.

Kenya has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the region at 42% and the government has been faulted for not meeting election promises made in 2013 and 2017 to create millions of jobs.

The government has also recently been faulted following a slew of appointments of old civil servants from bygone eras to senior positions by President Kenyatta.

They include Mary Wambui, Francis Muthaura and Former Vice-President Moody Awori.

Ethic themselves have also been in the eye of the storm over their latest hit Tarimbo.

Rix Roro and Ethic’s Rekles in the ‘Tarimbo’ music video

While Tarimbo is close to hitting a million views on Youtube within a week of its release, it has been accused of containing lyrics that can be classified as rape culture.

The music video remains online despite attempts by Kenya Film Classification Board Chairman Ezekiel Mutua to have Google pull it down.

The group, however, later issued an apology on Twitter for anyone they may have triggered.