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Frasha, Lady B miss out as new MCSK directors elected

Henry Njenga and Albert Gacheru were on Tuesday elected as the new directors of Nairobi region of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya.

Mr Njenga led with 219 votes while Mr Gacheru followed with 203 votes.

The two defeated political analyst David Makali, who got 119 votes, gospel singer Lady B and P-Unit rapper Frasha. The last two got less than 100 votes each.

Mr Njenga, popularly known in the music circles as Mwalimu wa Jane, joins the board of directors as a new member, while Mr Gacheru successfully retained the seat.

Nairobi is the only region that was voting for two directors in an election that was held at the Nyayo National Stadium.

The two directors who previously held the position were Mr Gacheru and veteran musician CDM Kiratu, who lost in the Tuesday elections.

The voting exercise went on smoothly all day with less drama. However, vote tallying was halted for over half an hour following a standoff between MCSK officials and the agents.

The agents demanded to be paid first before tallying of votes started, while MCSK officials claimed they had no cash to pay them.

At the end, they bowed to pressure and paid the agents to allow the tallying process to proceed.

The elections had a large turn out of both upmarket and River Road artistes at the event.