Eric Omondi to Continue with Controversial Show Despite Arrest

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    Comedian Eric Omondi poses for a photo in 2019
  • Eric Omondi has now stated that there will be a season three of his controversial show, Wife Material, stating that he had gotten the publicity he had hoped for after he was arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

    Omondi stated that he has now obtained a rating and license for the show and that he was not responsible for children watching the content.

    He urged parents not to come at him for his content saying that he was not a role model to anyone's child except his own.

    Comedian Eric Omondi was arrested on Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Comedian Eric Omondi was arrested on Thursday, March 11, 2021

    The comedian stated that Kenyans were dissatisfied with his content because they were looking for comedy in a reality show, stating that they had driven most comedians into depression.

    "We have lost so many comedians from the industry and I will not be part of it. This is because the very same fans are the ones that push my fellow comedians into depression. We have to grow and I am trying to put my country on the map," he said.

    He stated that he had not given into anything hinting that he had a plan for the industry as an entertainer.

    "I am taking it upon myself to shake up things and to push the envelop. That is the work of a comedian, to reflect the society. I am allowed to cross the line a little because I mirror the society," defended Omondi.

    The entertainer blamed the Kenyan government for neglecting Kenyan artists who depended on themselves to sustain their careers, which also meant that they would also face career-ending repercussions if they made a mistake.

    The Kenya Films Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua had earlier reproached Omondi over a video he had shared on his Instagram page terming it as 'controversial with negative effects' on teenage viewers. 

    "You find artists such as Eric Omondi recording themselves in compromising postures and then he claims to be the African President for Comedy. Respect yourself and the kids. 

    Put a disclaimer on your videos and let everyone know it is for the adults. We are not here to protect adults but kids," Mutua stated.

    Omondi was also arrested by the DCI for allegedly producing unauthorised content. 

    After issuing an apology, the comedian was asked by KFCB to delete all the explicit content running on his online channels and suspend the program. This was to ensure the producers of the program complied with the law and that no further explicit content was aired on his platforms.

    Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
    Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.