Kennet B uses spoken word for social justice

Kennedy Odongo, known as Kennet B, says he chose to be a poet rather than a musician because song lyrics are too short to relay important messages. [File]

Kennedy Odongo, popularly known as Kennet B, is a Kenyan spoken-word performer and poet known for his electrifying performances in Nairobi and across the country.

With the ability to play with words while delivering messages on pertinent issues such as HIV/AIDS, Odongo has become a well known figure in spoken-word circles. Odongo, who performs mostly in Sheng, a Swahili-based slang used among urban youth in Kenya, has participated in major art events in Kenya and East Africa.

Odongo spoke to Sabahi about his life as a performing poet, music studio manager and ambassador of Luo culture.

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