Kenyan rapper Kennedy Ombima alias King Kaka's latest spoken word track, 'Wajinga Nyinyi' went viral on Saturday, December 14, leading to speculation regarding his imminent arrest owing to the songs blunt criticism of President Uhuru Kenyatta's government.
On Monday, December 16, a video of the rapper getting manhandled by two men dressed in police gear in what appeared to be an arrest, was shared across multiple social media platforms.
However, closer scrutiny of the video revealed that it was, in fact, a played-out scene from a song he released on October 19, 2016, Thug Love Ft Yviona.
In the song, the rapper tells a story of men stuck in the streets trying to make ends meet so that they can provide a better life for their families.
Kenyans unfamiliar with his songs believed that he had actually been locked up, especially after he had shared concerns regarding his safety ever since he released his controversial record.
He apparently ruffled some feathers with his no-holds-barred attack on the failures of the government and was seemingly scared of the repercussions, going on to urge his fans to pray for him via a post he shared on Instagram.
In his latest song, King Kaka calls out Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, her Kiambu and Nairobi counterparts Ferdinand Waititu and Mike Sonko respectively, and President Uhuru for their various failures.
Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua gave the track a thumbs up after the artist almost pulled it down from YouTube after it sparked a national debate.
“King Kaka’s Wajinga Nyinyi new release is evidence that we are a free country. He has used his creative licence to prick our conscience. Anyone defamed can seek legal redress, but as a board, we will not interfere with the production," Mutua stated in a post shared on his official Facebook page.
Despite the latest reports regarding the hip hop star's life being under imminent threat, there was a small faction of Kenyans who felt he was hogging as much attention as he could for clout.
"King Kaka we appreciate the spoken word but your sideshows ni upuzi. Clout chasing with keyboard warriors won't do you favors...let it sell on its own," Jack Junior posted on twitter.
Here's the fake video of King Kaka's arrest that has gone viral:,
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