Popular Kenyan Reggae DJ, Kriss Darlin, on Sunday, knelt before ODM Party leader, Raila Odinga, while seeking his support in his quest to become the next Kibra MP.
The spectacle happened at Kamukunji grounds when the party unveiled several aspirants for the parliamentary seat, which fell vacant following the death of Ken Okoth.
Someone tell kriss darling he can kneel before Baba and still lose kibra seat….. only kneel before God pic.twitter.com/Nv775FBDoG
— Gitau (@ItsGitaus) August 26, 2019
His action elicited reactions from a section of the dreaded gang of Kenyans on Twitter.
One netizen, Calvin Oyuyo, accused Darlin of mediocrity, sarcastically urging the reggae DJ to go ahead and worship Raila.
Mediocrity of the highest order! How can a man with balls kneel before a man??.
Kriss Darling this is bending so low! Go ahead and worship Raila https://t.co/40VpEJBOAJ
— CALVIN (@CalvinOyuyo) August 26, 2019
Others warned Raila that the DJ would betray him the same way he was allegedly betrayed by the likes of Foreign Affairs CAS, Ababu Namwamba.
Raila Odinga is no fool. He has been a politician all his life. He has mentored many & been betrayed so many times. If Ababu Namwamba, who took an oath is RAO’s name, later betrayed him for a few millions from Jubilee, Kriss Darling is no exception#BadmanKilla #BabaStoppedReggae
— BADMAN KILLA🌐✪ (@TheDonSanto) August 26, 2019
Darlin was also accused of being a Jubilee mole sent to spy on ODM. Most recalled the 2o17 General Election, which he played a key role in convincing Kenyans to vote in UhuRuto Presidency.
In 2017, Kriss Darling even CHANGED the LYRICS of this song(Black people) to fit in Jubilee. Today he has desperately knelt for Raila to be nominated, not to represent the people of Kibra but to ‘defend Raila’ in Parliament. Kenya deserves better smh😳 pic.twitter.com/XNKrwXbXTs
— Mason OVO (@masonOVO1) August 26, 2019
However, a few netizens gave Kriss a shoulder to lean on after the harsh criticism.
Celebrated Luo Musician, Suzanna Owiyo, rallied other Kenyans to defend Kriss Darlin’s actions. Through a tweet, Owiyo justified his action stating that he had to find a tactic to survive, being an amateur in politics.
Well, I don’t see the problem in kneeling down. Kriss Darling needed to prove himself at the moment! In a podium like that & being new in the game, you must find a way to be defferent. I wish him plus other candidates well! Kibra politics not a joke.
— Suzanna OWIYO – OGW (@SuzannaOwiyo) August 26, 2019
Kriss Darling Just mastering the art of politics. Hon. Mwiti kneeling before DP Ruto. Hahahahaha pic.twitter.com/gbMCELmTsb
— Rein (@Asamoh_) August 26, 2019
Mnaingililia Kriss Darling and you know how people vote in Kibra you must be aligned with Baba..
If he shows some respect by kneeling down.. If Baba buys it He is the next Kibra Mp..
Campaign strategies are many..
— Wanjiku_Mugane (@wanjikumugane) August 26, 2019