KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua has written to Google to delete the latest song Tarimbo by Ethic entertainment. Mutua said he has keenly listened to the song and it’s clearly not meant for public consumption.
In a Facebook post, Mutua reiterated:
“I have spoken to Google to take down the damn crap called Tarimbo by Ethic Entertainment which advocates for rape of women. Promoting violence against women is criminal.
The DCI should arrest the entire bunch of musicians called Ethic, under Article 33, for going beyond the prescribed delimitations on freedom of expression by advocating for violence against women.
When we banned Wamlambez people said we were killing creativity. I asked these nincompoops if they could shout Wamlambez before their mothers and they said they could. I was baffled.
These so called musicians and performers have defied everything decent societies holds dear. They have thrown morality to the four winds in the name of money and popularity.
My interpretation of Wamlambez and Tarimbo is that these are not artists. They are demented circus thugs hiding behind art to promote indecency.
Any self respecting DJ should not play these songs. No club should allow music that advocates for violence against women.
Unless decent people rise against the wave of immorality in Kenya, we are going to lose a generation in the name of creative freedom. No freedom is absolute. This time round we must draw the line!”
Tarimbo, according to Ethic Entertainment, means male private parts. The song is addressed to women where the singer claims,”atapiga mtu tarimbo na amwage bila ruhusa”.The song is currently trending and has attracted over 200,000 views on YouTube within two days.
Two months ago, Mutua banned Wamlambez,a song that trended for the better part of the year. Though it’s not played in public places, local pubs and clubs play the song regularly.