Action taken after hateful Kikuyu song mocking Charity Ngilu goes viral

Hateful song

The song meant to castigate Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and ridicule members of another community over the logging fiasco in Kitui has since been pulled down from Youtube.

This is after Kenya Film Classification and Coordination Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua flagged off the song terming it as 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.

On Sunday, the song was shared widely on social media attracting outrage among Kenyans who expressed their displeasure in the two musicians for spreading hate using their craft.

Mr Mutua called on the arrest of the two artists noting that the song contravenes the Constitution and breaches KFCB guidelines.

"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

"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. The NCIC should move with speed to arrest and charge the culprits," he said.

The KFCB boss warned media houses and Kenyans against possessing and distributing the song stating that action will be taken against those found in possession.

"In the meantime, the song should not be aired on any media platform or distributed in any frontier. Anyone found in possession of the same will be charged with being an accomplice to a crime," he said.

The song caused an uproar for the better part of Sunday after it was uploaded to Youtube.

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