Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe was on Sunday, 9th July, taken to task over what sounded like the weighty matter of his son’s reported misconduct. His response was interesting!
A journalist had asked CS Kagwe during his Covid-19 briefing in Kisumu why his son Kahumbura alias Kahush, a rapper, was among the people flouting the Health ministry’s safety guidelines.
The rapper was captured partying with his friends in a house where the pandemic directives were ignored.
In the trending video, Kahush and his friends were recorded enjoying life to the fullest, as they danced without observing the one-metre social distancing rule.
How would you respond to such a question when you have been warning other people’s sons and daughters to avoid such parties and other public gatherings?
Well, that to CS Kagwe, was a small matter that could be put to rest with a single cheeky sentence.
First, he flashed an evidently naughty smile before unleashing a well-thought-out tackle that left the audience in stitches.
He’s An Adult
Without denying or defending his son, the CS said the young man is a grown-up and it is not his responsibility to make decisions for him.
“You asked about my son. I do not have a son in my house who is less than 18, which means they are adults. You can follow them and ask them,” he said amid laughter.
The comment attracted mixed opinions, with some saying that CS Kagwe could have given a better response than that.
Others advised he should have a chat with his son and warn him against embarrassing his father in future.
In May, President Uhuru Kenyatta revealed that he was forced to give his son a dressing-down after he went partying with his lover and other friends.
“He decided one day to go out and I asked him a personal question: ‘You’ve gone out and enjoyed yourself but now you’ve come back and you are with your grandmother, who is 80-plus. If something happens to her, how will you live with yourself?’” the Head of State said then.