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Ezekiel Mutua calls for arrest of local musicians over Kikuyu hate speech song
By Wambui Mbuthia | Updated Mar 05, 2018 at 14:01 EAT
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KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua [Twitter]
SUMMARY
  • KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua has called for the arrest of musicians. producers and distributors of a local song
  • Dr. Mutua said the song is a primitive piece of art that contravenes the provision of article 33 of the constitution
  • YouTube has since pulled the video down

Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB) through its Chief Executive Officer Ezekiel Mutua has banned a song for being inciteful. Dr. Mutua demanded that the inciteful video be recalled and brought own on Youtube. He also ordered the producers and distributors of the video be arrested and charged with incitement to violence.

The controversial song by Isaiah and Waharaka titled “Ikamba” allegedly mocks the Kamba community and castigates Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu. It went viral on Sunday, March 4 causing an uproar in social media for better part of the day.

In a series of tweets and a Facebook post, Dr. Mutua christened 'the moral cop' owing to his diligence in fighting moral degradation referred to the song as offensive and distasteful.

He also said it is a primitive piece of art that contravenes the provisions of Article 33 of the Constitution on Freedom of Expression and amounts to incitement to violence and hate speech.

“The song is in bad taste as it generalizes the acts of a few individuals to malign-and deride a whole community in the foulest language. It’s a primitive piece of art and contravenes the provision of article 33 of the constitution on freedom of expression and that it that amounts to incitement to violence and hate speech,” Dr. Mutua wrote.

Following the uproar, YouTube has since brought the video down.

Here are some of the reactions the controversial song evoked from Kenyans on Twitter;


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