Moral cop Mutua reacts to viral music video mocking the Kamba community
Kenya Film Classification Board boss Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has launched a manhunt for two artistes who released a music video mocking the Kamba community and Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu. The music video that has gone viral on social media addresses the recent standoff between the Kikuyu community and the Kamba community over charcoal burning and selling.
“My attention has been brought to a new kikuyu song by Isaiah and Waharaka titled “Ikamba” that mocks the Kamba community and castigates Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.The song is offensive and distasteful. It’s translation and real meaning and objective is to mock one community and deride it’s members over the ongoing controversy on charcoal burning in Ukambani.
Dr. Mutua goes on to say the song is in bad taste as it generalizes the acts of a few individuals to malign and deride a whole community in the most foul language.
‘It’s a primitive piece of art that contravenes the provisions of Article 33 of the Constitution on Freedom of Expression and amounts to incitement, violence and hate speech. A thorough review of the video shows a clear breach of the KFCB classification guidelines. This video therefore should be suspended forthwith and the two musicians, the producers and distributors arrested and charged with hate speech and incitement to violence,’
Dr. Mutua added that the NCIC should move with speed to arrest and charge the culprits. He has also directed that the song should not be aired on any media platform or distributed in any frontier and that anyone found in possession of the same will be charged for being an accomplice to a crime.
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