Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB)Boss Dr. Ezekiel Mutua took to social media and banned popular songs Wamlambez and Tetema from being played anywhere except only in clubs and bars. He specifically stated that these two songs have phonographic images and lyrics.
Tetema and Wamlambez songs are strictly forbidden outside of clubs and bars. It’s embarrassing to see even national leaders singing and dancing to the obscenity in public. The lyrics are dirty and not suitable for public consumption, especially children. @InfoKfcb
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) August 27, 2019
His move to ban the two popular hit songs attracted many rants on social media as people came criticizing him for being a stumbling block to the success of young people trying to rise through music.
It was not only young people who ganged up against the self-proclaimed moral corp but also, renown celebrities who have made a positive impact in the country cautioned him against being too tough on young people.
The former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga responded to Mutua’s claims by telling him that he should let the young people have fun and focus on the things of his age such as Twist dance and Kung Fu.
“Wacha vijana wacheze bwana! Wewe endelea kucheza Twist na Kung Fu!”
Netizens came out lauding Ezekiel Mutua for defending young people. Others hilariously cheered the beef among these two public figures, as this was not the first time the two were getting into an online war of words.
On 30th July Dr. Ezekiel Mutua and the ex-CJ clashed on social media over youth employment where Ezekiel ended up insulting Mutunga calling him ‘Mjuaji’.
— Alhaji Otondi (@Onyango_Otondi) August 27, 2019
Total sham on the part of the regulator. What exactly do they look for? They need a lesson in english and probably American Ghetto slung (since their music is popular locally). Much of foreign music we play is utterly gross (language wise) compared to our local productions.
— Manyara KINOTI (@Manyarakinoti) August 27, 2019
— Leo Kim???? (@leokim08) August 27, 2019
One man down, I repeat one man down pic.twitter.com/SwZlwKamhP
— Paul Davies (@pauldaviddavies) August 27, 2019