Reggae DJ turned politician, Kriss Darlin, has for the better part of the week become a subject of discussion following his theatrics of kneeling before ODM leader, Raila Odinga, while begging for his support in the Kibra MP race on Sunday.
A viral video of him campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto in 2017 has since emerged with his critics branding him a political opportunist.
In the video, Kibra MP contestant was rallying a crowd to vote for the duo. He even changed the lyrics of a popular reggae song ‘Black People’ to fit into Jubilee praises.
Speaking on Wednesday during a radio interview, the MP seat contestant was forced to respond to the event where he argued that he was just doing his job as an artist and that there is nothing wrong with that.
#AlexNaJalas @KrissDarlin: Nilikuwa kazi katika picha inayosambaa mitandaoni ya mwaka wa 2017 na Rais na Naibu wake hakuna makosa kupiga picha na Rais @Alex_Mwakideu @JalangoMwenyewe @DicksonMpapale @marryanne26 @irenebarungi pic.twitter.com/3J12ISgvsc
— Milele FM (@Milele_FM) August 28, 2019
He went further to rubbish existence of his alleged political truce with Jubilee Party arguing that there their relationship purely professional and that he is now in the rival party ODM.
” Concerning the photos that are spreading on social media, I was working in 2017 with the President and his deputy. I don’t think there is anything wrong with taking photos with them,” he argued.
Here is the video;
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
The DJ whose real name is Christone Odhiambo, was cleared on Wednesday among other 11 candidates to contest for the party’s ticket in the Kibra by-elections.