Rapper Roy Smith Mwatia or Rufftone announcement to vie for an elective post has elicited mixed reaction especially from his own backyard in Kakamega.
Just hours after making a post on his intentions to run for a position in the forthcoming 2022 race, the Mwikhulu singer received heavy backlash from the hostile ground which seemed to claim that he was coming back to them only after exhausting his wealth from music.
“Unafikiria huku watu bado ni wajinga? Kuja tutakuonyesha kweli maharagwe pia ni mboga,” Shithima Bramuel reacted to the news.
Another local from his own village area who sought anonymity said that, “it was very sad to see someone who has spent his entire life in the city come home when taps are drying up to ask for our support”.
In his recent interview with Word Is, Rufftone who made one of the great Gospel music pioneers in the country, revealed how he was under immense pressure (which he did not tell from who exactly) to vie for a position in 2022.
“I’m really under pressure to vie in the coming elections. I have been praying a lot and I have come up with a decision to go for it,” said Rufftone.
What he made clear was that he would not be vying for a parliamentary seat but something else which he will announce at the appropriate time.
“I will, however, not be vying for MP. In the near future I will announce the position, constituency and the political party that I am in,” Rufftone explained.
He defended his move saying after spending 20 years in the music industry, he can tell what is good or wrong for fellwo young men.
Rufftone was born in 80’s at a place called Stent Mwuogo along Kakamega- Mumias Road. He is the elder brother to Owen Mwatia or Daddy Owen.