Ezekiel Mutua liases with DCI, DPP to arrest those playing 'Tetema' and 'Wamlambez'

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Boss Ezekiel Mutua. (Standard)
The CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board Ezekiel Mutua disclosed on Monday that the board is working closely with the office of Director of Public Prosecution and Directorate of criminal investigations among other police forces to apprehend and charge those playing the recently banned 'Tetema' and 'Wamlambez' songs outside restricted areas.

"The Board is working closely with the ODPP, DCI, Ministry of Interior and the Police Service to arrest and prosecute people playing Wamlambez and Tetema songs outside restricted areas," said Mutua.

Speaking during a local radio show, the KFCB boss said that the two songs are inappropriate for children and such an action is meant to protect children against exposure to harmful content.

"Wamlambez and Tetetma are inappropriate for children. Their restriction to bars was meant to protect children against exposure to harmful content," added Mutua.

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According to KFCB, the outlawed songs contain adult lyrics and are unsuitable for public consumption especially when children are likely to be present.

The songs were only allowed to be played in clubs with the board affirming that songs with sexually lude lyrics are restricted for adult consumption only.

However, Ezekiel Mutua refuted claims that KFCB does not support youth talent stating that the board is working on identifying and nurturing talents through initiatives like 'Sinema Mashinani.'

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 "Sinema Mashinani is an initiative by KFCB to take film production to the counties with the aim of creating job opportunities for the youth," said Mutua.?

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