Embarambamba and William Getumbe

Gospel artists Chris Embarambamba and William Getumbe have been ordered to take down their latest viral songs from across all media platforms and any inappropriate content for violating the Films and Stage Plays Act.

Acting chief executive Nelly Muluka of Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) demanded the Gospel artists take down their viral songs 'Yesu Niyandue' and 'Niko Uchi and any ill-suited content from their platforms.

Letters have been sent to Embarambamba and Getumbe to pull down the content “failure to which they will face the law in line with the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya".

The letters have also been sent to various platform operators to pull down the inappropriate content.

 Nelly Muluka said they conflict with the law and threaten the safety of children and the general public at large. 

The spread of the songs on social media has also sparked public outbursts, she said.

Muluka “The song titled ‘Niko Uchi’, which is the purported gospel, invites ridicule to the Christian religion, contains nudity and vulgarity,”

Corporate Communications Manager at the KFCB
Nelly Muluka Corporate Communications Manager at the KFCB
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“It has further been noted that some of the artist’s dancing styles are violent and others present imitable behavior, which if copied by children/minors, can be dangerous and disastrous,” she added.

Nelly stated that the board will continue monitoring and picking out all inappropriate content and report to government agencies and platform operators for proper action.

In the form of exercising freedom of expression, the CEO urged the general public to continue keeping a close eye on and reporting all inappropriate content shared online.

The board further urges content creators across the country to adhere to the provisions of Cap 222 and other laws that govern the creative industry.

Mulaka further added that content creators should prioritize creating content that doesn't compromise the country’s culture, moral values, and national aspirations and ensure they are not channels of exposing minors to harmful content.

Embarambamba in the latest video that has caused the outcry, is seen dancing naked in the middle of a river.

He rose to fame largely for his sturdy dance moves and acrobatic movements that often left his audience bewildered.

In most of his live acts and videos, he jumps on roofs, hangs on roofing trusses, rolls in muddy puddles, chases cattle, uproots crops, and climbs trees.

Eldoret-based Gospel singer William Getumbe  was propelled to fame by his controversial song 'Yesu Ninyandue'

The song was termed blasphemous by many.

He often posts videos that include sermons on his YouTube channel, which has over 3.31k subscribers.

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