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‘Mambo Yabadilika’ hitmaker joins Ngilu’s cabinet

Hellena Ken, singer behind the hit song Mambo Yabadilika, is now the County Executive Committee member in charge of Gender Sports and Culture in Kitui County Government.

She was sworn into office earlier this week.

Mambo Yabadilika (things change), a gospel track that extols the wonders of God in the lives of human beings morphed into a political catch tune in the rune up to the general elections in 2017.

Opposition leaders under the National Super Alliance (NASA) adopted it as their theme song, championing change. Hellena’s other popular tracks are Umenivusha, Nyumba Imwe, Chukua Nafasi, Ngooni Yakwa, You are Mine, and Umeinuliwa among others.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s cabinet, comprises four women and three men. It is probably the only cabinet at devolved level that has achieved the one-third gender rule.

The new Charity Ngilu’s CEC line-up. She has focused on empowering women by appointing them to high positions.

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