10-year old Salome Wairimu has become the talk of the nation after composing and singing a coronavirus awareness song called ‘Janga la Korona‘, which translates to ‘The Corona Virus Pandemic”.


She explains that the current crisis in the world inspired her to write the song, as she captures the effects of the pandemic in her song.

Salome Wairimi

The song borrows the tone of the freedom song, Wimbo Wa Historia.

JANGA LA CORONA by Salome Wairimu (Official Video)

The song, written in Kiswahili, gives a background of the outbreak of the disease in Wuhan, China, in December last year, before it spread globally.

It goes on to say how Kenyans reacted when the first case was reported and the conduct of leaders and locals in efforts to beat the disease.

In the song, she encourages President Kenyatta to soldier on and give the country direction to enable the citizens to fight the disease while at the same asking all to play their part since no one is safe.

Her mother, Esther Wanjiru, says she noticed her last born daughter’s passion for music when she was three-years-old.

Wairimu, who is a pupil at Segero Adventist Primary School, believes that if global citizens adhere to health guidelines we will beat the disease.

She leads other children in songs in school and church and during holidays they entertain guests during rallies and on national holidays.

Francis Njoroge, an artiste, promises to ensure that the pupil is enlisted with the Music Copyright Society of Kenya to enjoy the privileges.