The Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua has come out yet again guns blazing to ban a popular song that is allegedly spreading hate speech.
The song, called “Ikambe”, is allegedly inciting Kikuyus against Kambas and Mutua has ordered the arrest of Isaiah and Waharaka who released it on March 4.
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“My attention has been drawn to a new kikuyu song by Isaiah and Waharaka titled “Ikamba” that mocks the Kamba community and castigates Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu” he said after speaking to SDE.
“The song is a primitive piece of art that contravenes the provisions of Article 33 of the Constitution on Freedom of Expression. It amounts to incitement to violence and hate speech.”
NCIC Chairman Francis Ole Kaparo launches investigation
The song has sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans as many more scramble to listen to it after the ban.
NCIC Chairman Francis Ole Kaparo has also launched an investigation on the song’s lyrics and has promised arrests shall be made if any one was found guilty. The song has not been played on any local media platforms but is still circulating on social media as more and more Kenyans try to decode the lyrics.
September 18, 2020