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Legendary Kenyan singer and songwriter Job Seda, popularly known as Ayub Ogada, who passed on last week, was fondly remembered by fellow artistes during the Nairobi Jam at Goethe Institute.

Artistes who performed on the night, including the main act Makdem and Nyatiti player Daniel Onyango, payed glowing tributes to Ayub who died at his Kisumu home aged 63 years.

The crowd lit candles and lights dimmed as Makdem performed the hit song Kothbiro in memory of Ayub.

Benga artiste Makdem performs on stage during the Nairobi Jam concert held at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi on February 9, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Benga artiste Makdem performs on stage during the Nairobi Jam concert held at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi on February 9, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

UNSUNG HERO

The artistes however expressed regret that for all his great works in life, Ayub remained an unsung hero even in death.

“As he sits up there with other greats like Oliver Mtukudzi and Hugh Masekela, it’s strange that our president took time to remember the fallen James Ingram but our very own Ayub wasn’t recognized,” Onyango said.

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Ian Msanii performs on stage during the Nairobi Jam concert held at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi on February 9, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Ian Msanii performs on stage during the Nairobi Jam concert held at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi on February 9, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Makdem, an artiste who is famous for fusing Benga and Ohangla sounds with the backing of a full band, also jazzed up the crowd with his authentic Kenyan sound.

The opening act of the night was Ian Msanii, a flow-centric artiste who warmed up the crowd with his Afro-soul beat.

Fans enjoy themselves during the Nairobi Jam concert headlined by Benga maestro Makdem at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi on February 9, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Fans enjoy themselves during the Nairobi Jam concert headlined by Benga maestro Makdem at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi on February 9, 2019. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

GLOWING TRIBUTE

He was joined on stage by spoken word artiste Teardrops who fused his poetry with the sounds of a live band on stage.

Before the main act stepped on stage, the crowd was kept on its feet by live DJ mixing as the emcee of the night hyped up the audience.

The curtains came down when Onyango joined Makdem on stage to pay tribute to the late Ayub.

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Uhuru Extends Nationwide Curfew But Revises Hours

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the extension of the nationwide curfew by a further 30 days stating that it is not yet fully safe to fully reopen the economy as such a move would pose a threat to public health.

Speaking during a live adress to the nation from State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta however revised the curfew hours from 7pm-5am to 9pm to 4am, a move which he said will afford Kenyans more working hours and the flexibility to get home after clearing their shifts.

The President also lifted the cessation of movement into Kilifi and Kwale counties as well as Eastleigh (Nairobi) and Old Town (Mombasa) effective June 7 after data indicated that COVID-19 cases were starting to drop in these regions.

However, the cessation of movement orders will continue to apply in Mombasa and Mandera Counties and the Nairobi Metropolitan Area (NMS) by another 30 days following the recommendation of health experts.

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“We must accept that we are not dealing with a right or wrong opinion we are caught in between two rights. Those who want to open the economy are right and those opposed to opening the economy are also right,” said President Kenyatta.

“This clash of two rights placed us on the horns of a dilemma. In the absence of scientific consensus among our experts, I asked for some scenarios. I wanted to know the best and worst-case scenarios in order to contain the disease without affecting the economy irreversibly,” said President Kenyatta.

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President Kenyatta Extends Dusk to Dawn curfew, Cessation of Movement from Nairobi by another 30 days

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