Opposition leader Raila Odinga and Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe are expected to curtain-raise the Kenya Ni Yetu Concert on August 29, 2020.
According to the Star Newspaper, Raila will be urging Kenyans to unite during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mutahi will be putting more emphasis on the need to continue observing the safety precautions.
The Kenya Ni Yetu Concert is aimed at commemorating those who have lost their lives to Covid-19 and give hope to those infected and affected by the virus in Kenya.
The concert, which will be streamed from the All Saints Cathedral Church in Nairobi, will feature 30 music artists. Among them is grammy award winner Gramps Morgan who is also part of the reggae band Morgan Heritage. Other key artists who will be performing are Sauti Sol, H_Art The Band, Eric Wainaina, Sammidoh, Suzanna Owiyo, Redfourth Chorus, Elizabeth Njoroge, and the Nairobi String Quartet.
The Kenya Yetu Live Concert Poster. [Source: Yetu Live/Twitter]
The concert is sponsored by Stanbic Bank and powered by the Media Owners Association of Kenya (MOA).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected journalists, media personalities, medical personnel, and ordinary citizens. At a time of deep despondency and depression, we are standing with Kenyans in their pain and loss, believing that we will beat this,” said the MOA Chairman, Wachira Waruru.
The concert will be aired digitally on www.yetulive.com and Kiss TV, Citizen TV, NTV, K24, KTN, Switch TV, Family TV, 3 Stones TV, Kass TV, TV47, KBC and all major radio stations on Saturday from 8 PM.