Kenyans React as Njugush and Abel Mutua Defend Butita

Image: Celebrated Kenyan screenwriter and actor, Abel Mutua

Over the weekend, Butita sparked controversy on social media platform X for his ambiguous stance on the Finance Bill 2024, leading to speculation about his government affiliations.


Eddie Butita blasted after finally announcing his stand on the 2024 proposed Finance Bill

Amerix’s provocative post directly addressed Butita: “BUTITA, I am talking to you. The future of your creative works is in your audience. Listen to your audience. Don’t explain. Go to YouTube and create a 10-minute promo that rejects the Finance Bill. That is what artists do. I am not begging you. CHANGE or PERISH.”

This pressure prompted Butita to respond, eventually rejecting the finance bill amid intense scrutiny. His friends, Abel Mutua and Njugush, humorously came to his defense, leaving fans in stitches.

Abel Mutua declared, “On Tuesday, we will be one soldier heavier. Welcome to the streets @eddiebutita. Your mistake wasn’t joining the government. For change to happen, we need to influence from within. Delaying the rejection swayed the public, but we are good now. See you Tuesday.”


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Meanwhile, Njugush took a lighter approach in his post: “1. This is a warning to @eddiebutita to never shave again!!!!!!! 2. I know guys with huge media and social influence have been shying away from political-related issues (mostly informed by the audience)… However, issues touching on people’s lives have since stopped being political, and everyone should be able to pronounce themselves for a better nation. So with that said Butita Tuesday kuja na maji na duster na nini ingine nimesahau?”


Fans reacted with a range of comments:

  • Hataamini: “πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Yeye kwanza ndio akuwe hapo mbele with a placard akianza chant πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ na abebe gloves za kurudisha teargas canisters.”
  • thee.tribes: “Akujee na tropicals apee kila mtu.”
  • nasrayusuff: “True dat!!!!πŸ”₯πŸ™Œ”
  • silva_kido: “Akuje grao πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚.”
  • its_al_fred: “Kama wakoloni walirudi ngambo, kwani SUGOI SHI’ NGAPI? #REJECTFINANCEBILL2024.”
  • ammuomo: “Anakaa ruto.”
  • blissshiva: “Anakaa ruto kiplani 😒.”
  • phil_director: “Na nilijua mnapoteza huyo kijana πŸ˜‚.”

The banter continued with comments like “Wale wamemsunguka si ni wewe? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚” and “Meanwhile let’s report KRG, he’s pretending to be a musician πŸ˜‚.”

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