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Ikamba Musician behind hateful Kikuyu song attacking Kambas arrested

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Isaiah and Waharaka produce song mocking Kamba community and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu play Isaiah and Waharaka produce song mocking Kamba community and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu (Facebook)

One of the musicians behind the hateful Kikuyu song, Ikamba, that was released to attack members of the Kamba community has been arrested.

John Gichiri Njau was apprehended by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC). Appearing before the Milimani Court on Monday morning Njau was charged with three counts of ethnic contempt.

play Isaiah and Waharaka produce song mocking Kamba community and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu (Youtube)

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi presided over the case released Njau on a 700,00 cash bail.

The case will be heard on April 19, 2018.

play John Gichiri Njau in court (Facebook)

 

Officials at the NCIC divulged that they were hunting down the other artist.

The song, Ikamba caused an uproar after its release forcing the Kenya Film Classification and Coordination Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua to make a report to Youtube.

Youtube then went ahead to pull down the song that has since been termed hateful.

"KFCB flagged the video titled Ikamba by Isaiah ft Waharaka and YouTube has removed it from online. We regulate content from creation, to distribution, broadcast, exhibition, and possession,"Mutua tweeted.

Also Read: Action taken after hateful Kikuyu song mocking Charity Ngilu goes viral

Ikamba was produced to castigate Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and ridicule members of another community over the logging fiasco in Kitui.

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