On Tuesday, March 28, Nyandarua-based police officer Corporal Isaac Nduati, also known by the stage name Kakaman Nduati, released a song entitled ‘Tuwache Maadamano’ (Let Us Stop Protests).
In the song, he called on the former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, to cease the anti-government protests that are now in their second week.
“You worked hard, we respect you Baba (Raila Odinga) and it is only that your votes did not qualify you for the presidency.
“Let us follow the Constitution and let us follow it. The nation is bigger than an individual,” part of the lyrics read.
Kakaman Nduati singing in ‘Tuwaache Maandano’ released on March 28, 2023.
Kakaman Nduati Adding that Rome was not built in a day, he urged the opposition to be patient and give the government time to deliver on its mandate.
He added that instead of building the economy, protests hurt the economy since businesses are closed and that nothing thrives where there is no peace.
Unlike his previous songs which he sang in Kikuyu, the new hit is in Kiswahili, probably to reach every Kenyan.
The song stirred debate concerning the impartiality of the National Police Service and whether a police officer can express his or her political persuasion.
In 2007, he released a song titled ‘Kibaki Tena’ (Kibaki Again) which exhorted Kenyans to support the second term of then President Mwai Kibaki.
In 2017, he released Maitu wa Ruriri, which is ‘Mother of the Nation’ in the Kikuyu language which celebrated Mama Ngina Kenyatta, the mother of former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The song which was part of his album ‘Clearing and Forwarding’ recalled the capture and imprisonment of her husband and first president of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta and how later her son Uhuru Kenyatta became the fourth president of Kenya.
In 2020, he sang ‘The Country Wants Peace’ where he encouraged his fans to support the government of the day which was led by former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He has also sang songs in praise of police officers such as ‘Bunduki’ (Firearm). In the song, he encouraged police officers to protect lives of citizens and not take advantage of them.
He is not the first police officer to have a music career.
Others include Robert Lumbasi who sang Gospel songs in both Luhya and Kiswahili languages and Samuel Muchoki, also known as Samidoh, who is an Administration Police officer who sings secular music in the Kikuyu language.
Samuel Muchoki alias Samidoh driving a police car