Kamba singer Katombi will not be blamed for pregnancies he has nothing to do with.
The Kamba singer came out to distance himself from the accusations linking his name; and band songs to teenage pregnancies in Machakos as reported by Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
According to Katombi also known as Alex Kasau, his name has nothing to do with what these girls are caught up in. He went on to add that in Kamba, Katombi means something different from the Swahili word people know. He opened up saying;
Kwanza kwetu sio Machakos, second nitawa katombi na mimi sio mswahili na katombi ama kutomba sio matusi kikamba.. utindaa ulikiliile band sya akamba niki.. we struggled to make these names known..
Don’t blame me!
He went on to claim that jealousy is the main reason why Mutua is picking on artists from Ukambani. He went on to write;
hizi nyimbo bado ndio zimefanya watoto pregnant kisumu, siaya, nairobi and the whole country? Kana wi director wausisya mbathi sya kikamba pekee? Kimena, kiweu na kiima. Typical mkamba. Shame on you.
In a statement released by Ezekiel Mutua throw his Twitter handle, he went on to blame certain artists for promoting sexual content through their music.
Among those he blamed is singer Katombi who he says sexualized his stage name using such a vulgar name. He went on to say;
The news about 4000 girls getting pregnant in Machakos County is shocking but not surprising. In 2017, a survey by KFCB on the effects of vulgar vernacular music on the youth captured this reality. Machakos County topped for vulgarity. Even the bands had sexualised stage names.
October 30, 2020