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Kirinyaga Deputy Governor video: Ezekiel Mutua says KFCB had not issued filming license
By Fay Ngina | Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 10:20 EAT
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KFCB Boss Ezekiel Mutua
SUMMARY
  • KFCB Boss Ezekiel Mutua has said that Kirinyaga Deputy Governor explicit video was an invasion of privacy
  • Mr. Mutua said KFCB did not issue a permit to film the video

On the evening of Tuesday 24th April, the interweb was on fire with a video of a senior county official in a compromising situation with a woman. The amateur video – most likely taken by phone – is 2.52 minutes long. It went viral on social media platforms and caused a frenzy among Kenyans.

The couple was filmed nude sitting on a bed and engaging in an animated conversation with a man who at one point got violent and hit the government officer. By the time of publishing this story, the County officer and the woman in the video had not made a public statement about the incident. It is still not clear when and when the incident happened.

So guess who has joined the party? None other than Ezekiel Mutua, the Kenya Film Classification chief executive officer. Mutua has given a statement on his social media account about the video that has left Kenyans tickled and perplexed at the same time.

According to Mutua, the video was an invasion of privacy between two consenting adults. He also condemned the way the Deputy Governor was harassed adding that the attack was ‘barbaric, outrageous and a violation of human rights’.

Kenya’s morality cop

Please do not forget that Mutua is the self-appointed morality cop of Kenya. In an earlier interview with our sister publication The Nairobian, Mutua is on record saying homosexuality is a crime in Kenya. He was commenting on Art Attack’s Same Love music video which he had banned because of its ‘illicit’ content.

 

“There can be no justification for invading the privacy of two consenting adults and harassing them in the manner in the alleged Kirinyanga County DG video. It's barbaric, outrageous and a violation of human rights,” said Ezekiel.

The KFCB boss continued to say that the invasion of privacy is an evidence of how the Kenyans society has sunk low. “In my view, the invasion of privacy and primitive harassment of a couple in private, whatever their sin or crime, is the evidence of how low we have sunk as a society,” he continued.

Also note, when Mutua talks of privacy, he once posted a picture of his diplomatic passport with an American visa on social media. He attracted so much public ridicule that the Immigration Department revoked it.

Should Kenyans now get KFCB license to film using their phones?

“If the video doing rounds is true, then this is a major blot to the Devolution Conference 2018 and a slur on the people of the great county of Kakamega. The goons and the owner of the hotel should be arrested and taken to court. Why and how did the goons access the privacy of a hotel room of a client and film them naked, whatever grievances they might have against them?” Mutua posits in the post.

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