Makueni Senator, Mutula Kilonzo Jnr. has called for the arrest and prosecution of artists and producers of a controversial song that reportedly mocks Kitui Governor, Charity Ngilu and demeans the Kamba Community.
Kilonzo said the song titled ‘Ikamba’ featuring Wakahara and produced by Davine Pictures is derogatory and distasteful.
In a complaint lodged to National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairperson, Francis Ole Kaparo Tuesday, the Senator said those behind the music video should be charged with inciting ethnic hatred.
The music video although recorded in Kikuyu dialect has caused ethnic animosity and is bound to excite tribal bigotry between the two communities, an event that must be avoided at all costs, read part of the letter.
The Senator also called for the barring of the video that has gone viral on social media platforms.
The song is unnecessarily provocative and should be pulled down from the internet before it causes more harm, complained the Senator.
The Senator joins Kenya Films Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua, in condemning the song directed to Governor Ngilu for banning charcoal business in Kitui.
Mutua took to his Twitter account to also call for the arrest of the artists of the song over its distasteful content.
The song is offensive and distasteful. Its translation and real meaning and objective is to mock one community and deride its members over the ongoing controversy of charcoal burning in Ukambani,”said Mutua in one of the tweets.
Source: Kenya News Agency