‘Pigwa Shoka’ singers send message to Ivy Wangechi’s family

The song advocated for the killing of women.

‘Pigwa Shoka’ singers and Ivy Wangechi (Courtesy)

Sheddy Empire singers left Kenyans in shock after the release of ‘Pigwa Shoka’ a song that seems to condone the killing of slay queens and players and haters.

“Slay queen pigwa shoka, leta nyef nyef pigwa shoka. Wewe ni player Pigwa shoka…ahh,” the artistes sing.

The song was released in the wake of Ivy Wangechi’s vicious murder where her assailant hit her with an axe then slit her throat with a knife.

Kenyans reported the offensive song to the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) and its CEO Ezekiel Mutua promised to find the creators and producers of the song and ensure that they face the law.

“We are following up to ensure that there is heightened surveillance on this kind of content. We have also alerted DCI to find the creators and producers of such content and ensure that they face the law,” read a tweet from Mutua.

Following the outrage on social media, the youngsters behind ‘Piga Shoka’ have taken to YouTube to apologize to Ivy Wangechi’s family and said that the song wasn’t meant to offend anyone it was just a ‘fun’ song.

“We are here to apologize to the family of Ivy because of our song ‘Pigwa Shoka’. If in any way tuliwakosea mahali, we never meant to hurt anyone. We just did the song out of fun and creativity. We can never support someone being murdered since we have sisters and daughters and we wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to them. We don’t support femicide. We are so sorry for that,” the group said in an apology video.

Ivy Wangechi’s murder

Ivy was killed by 28-year-old Naftali Njahi Kinuthia for ignoring his calls after he sent her cash to arrange for her birthday party. Disgruntled, Naftali travelled all the way from Eldoret in a bid to find out why Ivy was ignoring him. Upon reaching Eldoret, Ivy still wouldn’t pick his calls and he felt scorned so he bought an axe and knife in the town. Items he used to kill Ivy.

“The accused said he used to send the woman some money. The girl, according to the suspect, had told him that she was organising her birthday party, which would happen soon. He said he sent her some money to arrange the event. Since then, the woman refused to pick his calls, said the suspect. That is what prompted him to travel to Eldoret from Thika. He said he wanted to know why she was ignoring him,” Eldoret East DCI boss Ali Kingi told Citizen Digital.

“When he arrived in Eldoret on Monday, the woman continued to decline to pick his calls. He said it got to a point where she switched off her phone. According to him, that angered him prompting him to look for an axe and kill the girl,” he added.

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