Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – Celebrated gospel singer, Emmy Kosgei, has been forced to defend herself over remarks she made recently against Kalenjin men.
In a recent interview, the Taunet Nelel hit-maker stated that she married her 64 year old Nigerian husband, Pastor Anselm Madubuko, because men from her community feared to seduce her.
“I have interacted with several men from my community but they feared to hit the nail on the head to suggest marriage.”
“There is no Kalenjin man who came to me and told me they want to marry me.”
“This is why sometimes one sees something is good but fails to speak up,” said Emmy Kosgei.
Her remarks rubbed a section of Kenyans especially Kalenjin men the wrong way and sparked outrage on social media.
The songstress has now moved to set the record straight saying that her comment was blown out of proportion.
Read her post below.
“I think I have represented my community very well locally and internationally to take the flag of Kalenjin Music and culture, it shows how much I appreciate my people and what I do.
“And also being a daughter of a very great and respected leader in Kalenjin community, that will actually tell my upbringing, that I’m well-polished and having been in the limelight for over 16 years now.
“ I believe that I can never go on a live feed/interview and talk words that can demean a community leave alone my own tribe or Kenyans at large, I can never do that.
“It’s unethical and I would urge my fans and followers and brother to just ignore and don’t be part of cutter press that seek ill motive.
“Let’s stay together and stick to know the facts and video is still on Facebook it’s a very detailed and never in any way did Emmy Kosgei fight the men in Kalenjin Community.
“I never said such words and I’m a Christian and a pastor’s kid and i could never mention such words,”
The Kenyan DAILY POST.