Govt Gives Eric Omondi 48 Hr Ultimatum After Apology

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    Comedian and entertainer Eric Omondi
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  • The government has issued comedian and content creator, Eric Omondi, a 48-hour ultimatum to pull down all his sexually explicit videos or face dire consequences. 

    Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua, on Saturday, March 13, lamented that the videos of Omondi's viral show, Wife Material, were still trending online and gaining thousands of views on social media pages. 

    "The pornographic videos must be taken down by 8 am on Monday, March 15. Otherwise...,"Mutua tweeted.

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    Eric Omondi and 15 of East Africa's Wife Material contestants
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    He further acknowledged the artistes' apology saying that he also requested to settle the matter amicably. 

    "Eric Omondi asked for an out of court settlement of the case against him, but apparently the explicit videos are still circulating on his social media platforms," Mutua added. 

    The two have been at loggerheads for the past years, trading jarbs and threatening each other over the comedian's content which Mutua argued were x rated. 

    The censorship board CEO argued that such content was dangerous to the fabric of the society and detrimental to Kenya's fight against pornography and rising cyberbullying. 

    "I have never understood exactly what you do for a living. Please visit Eric Omondi Studios and see what we are about to do to help young and upcoming talents," Omondi once reprimanded Mutua. 

    On Thursday, March 11, the entertainer was arrested alongside 15 East African female contestants for his Wife Material season 2 show following numerous complaints by Mutua. 

    KFCB said Omondi was apprehended as he had violated the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya by producing and distributing unauthorized films. The 16 suspects were each released on Ksh50,000 police bond.

    Omondi issued an apology to Mutua and defended his initiative saying that its purpose was to entertain and promote culture. 

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    KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua (right) addresses journalists on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in Mombasa
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