Ezekiel Mutua awards Sakaja, Akothee Ksh.50K each for raising awareness on Covid-19

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua has now awarded Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and singer Esther ‘Akothee’ Akoth Ksh.50,000 each for raising awareness on Covid-19.

This comes after Senator Sakaja lit up social media after posting a creative rap video featuring his two sons on March 28, 2020.

The trio, in the widely shared video, preached behavior change among Kenyans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic urging citizens to maintain social distance, wash their hands with soap and abide by the curfew regulations.

Mutua on Monday termed the video the “most creative piece of art in raising awareness on Covid-19.”

The KFCB boss also lauded Akothee, popularly known as ‘Madam Boss, for the regular positive messages she posts on her social media platform.

Mutua said Akothee’s “online messages and content of late are very inspiring”, adding that both she and Sakaja will receive a Ksh.50,000 prize.

Akothee, in an Instagram post, has since expressed gratitude to the KFCB CEO for the recognition, further adding that she will pass on the money to women who used to work in night clubs but have since been rendered jobless after the establishments were shut down.

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