MPs Jaguar And Babu Owino To Table Eric Omondi’s Bill In Parliament

Eric Omondi’s bill on fighting for the music industry in Kenya is set to be tabled in parliament on Wednesday.

The bill will be tabled by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and his Starehe counterpart Charles Njagua aka Jaguar.

“The “play 75% local” bill will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow by @jaguarkenya and @he.babuowino tomorrow!!! The Bill will pass with Flying colours because no MP in their right mind would refuse to vote for a bill that Promotes and Supports their own Children,” Eric shared on his Instagram account on Tuesday.

“23rd November!!! remember this date!!! the lives and livelihoods of an entire generation and those to come will never be the same again!!! play 75% will be tabled in parliament and will pass with flying colours!!! thank you @jaguarkenya @he.babuowino,” the comedian added.

Jaguar said that he had received the bill and will table it in parliament after following the due process.

“Received a petition from comedian @ericomondi_ on behalf of local artistes, urging local broadcasters to play 75% of local content in their line-ups. I will follow due process and table it in parliament,” he said in a tweet.

a screenshot of Eric Omondi’s bill

Speaking after receiving the bill. Babu owino said that he will compel other member to pass the bill.

“As a member of parliament and a youthful one for that matter together with honourable Jaguar and other youthful MPs and even the old, they listen to music. We will have to compel them to ensure that we pass this bill that is proposing that 75% of the air play should be given to Kenyan artists in any club, media stations be it radio, electronic or even discussing in print media,” the lawmaker stated.

Omondi has been so vocal in championing the 75% airtime for local music as well as better pay. He has however been criticized for trolling musicians.

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