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Embarambamba and Eldoret-Based ‘Yesu Ninyandue’ Hitmaker’s Songs to be Pulled Down by YouTube

by Samantha
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The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has threatened legal action against local artists Chris Embarambamba and William Getombe due to the proliferation of inappropriate content on various news platforms.

These artists have been scrutinized for their recent releases, which the authority has banned after deeming them unsuitable for public consumption, especially for children.

Chris Embarambamba’s song titled “Niko Uchi” has sparked debates due to its gospel theme, which the KFCB argues invites ridicule towards the Christian faith. Furthermore, the song is reported to contain nudity, obscenity, and promotes violent and imitative behaviors, raising concerns about its impact on the vulnerable audience, particularly children.

Similarly, William Getumbe’s song “Yesu Ninyandue” has been criticized for its blasphemous nature and potential to offend religious sentiments.

In a statement released on Wednesday, KFCB’s Acting CEO Nelly Muluka cited the works of Embarambamba and Getombe as violating the Film and Stage Plays Act Chapter 222 of Kenya’s laws, which mandates the examination and approval of all content before its dissemination to the public or performance.

“The song titled ‘Niko Uchi,’ which is claimed to be gospel, invites mockery of the Christian faith, and also contains nudity, obscenity. It has also been noted that some of the artist’s dance styles are aggressive and others show imitative behavior, which if imitated by young children can be dangerous and lead to disasters,” said Nelly Muluka.

In response to these concerns, KFCB has issued demand letters to Chris Embarambamba and William Getombe, instructing them to remove any inappropriate content from their platforms. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in legal consequences, as outlined in the Film and Stage Plays Act Chapter 222.

“A demand letter has been issued to (Chris Embarambamba and William Getombe) to remove any inappropriate content from their various platforms, failing which, they will face the law in accordance with the Film and Stage Plays Act Chapter 222 of Kenya’s laws,” stated KFCB.

Furthermore, KFCB has reached out to relevant media platforms, urging them to remove disputed materials by the mentioned artists.

“Letters have been issued to the relevant platforms to remove inappropriate content by Chris Embarambamba and William Getombe,” added KFCB.

Meanwhile, the CEO of KFCB asserts that the board remains vigilant in its efforts to ensure compliance with set regulations and promote responsible content creation within Kenya’s creative industry.

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