Willy Mutunga Clashes With Ezekiel Mutua Over 'Wamlambez' Song

  • Former Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga, has clashed with Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua, over the ban of two popular songs on Tuesday morning.

    On his Twitter page, Mutunga expressed his dissatisfaction citing that the youth should be allowed to express their art.

    "Wacha vijana wacheze bwana! Wewe endelea kucheza twist na kung fu (Let the youth dance, as for you (Ezekiel Mutua) continue enjoying the old school dancing styles as such twist and kung fu), " he posted.

    KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua

    On Tuesday morning, Mutua stated that Diamond's Tetema and the popular Wamlambez song by Sailors Gang would no longer be played outside nightclubs and bars.

    "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," read Mutua's statement.

    "The lyrics are dirty and not suitable for public consumption, especially mixed company or where children are likely to be watching or listening. Both songs are pure pornography," he continued.

    In April 2019, the KFCB boss banned another popular song, Taka Taka sung by Alvin (Alvindo).

    He stated that the song, which had garnered one million views on YouTube at the time, was not to be performed live or broadcasted anywhere within the Republic of Kenya.

    "No DJ should play the song either on a broadcast station or in entertainment joints," he directed.

    Image taken from the Wamlambez music video