The board’s Chief executive Ezekiel Mutua who held a press conference Tuesday revealed that it has contacted Google Kenya plus a number of authorities asking them to pull down the music video which is a remix of American Duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis-Same Love which was originally done in 2012.
The remixed version, which like the original promotes gays rights in Kenya was done by a local band -Art Attack and featured popular bisexual rapper NotiFlow, Gospel gay artist Joji Baro amongst others.
According to Mr.Mutua, the video portray graphic sexual scenes between people of the same gender not to mention promotion of pornography.
“Kenya must not allow its people to become the Sodom and Gomorrah of the current age through psychological drive from such content. We have written to Google to remove the video from their platforms. We expect they will do it within one week from now to avoid further violation of the law. Article 45 of the Kenyan Constitution defines marriage as a union between persons of the opposite and the Penal Code Section 162 to 165 criminalizes homosexual behaviour and that has not changed.” quoted the irritated KFCB chief executive.
Baring in mind that Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya, Mutua’s call for a media briefing earlier Tuesday was a good move towards barring more of the video’s distribution.
However, whilst speaking to the Business Daily, Google Kenya communications manager Dorothy Ooko highlighted that her office hasn’t received any request from KFCB as the latter claims.
“Our Kenya office is not aware of any request made in regards to that particular video, perhaps they sent it to our US counterparts but immediately they (Google US) let us know, we shall remove it depending on the legal issues around it,” said Ms Ooko.
In an interesting twist of happenings, the parties involved are not scared as NotiFlow has dared the GOVERNMENT to go ahead and ARREST them as the warranty will not move them on whatever ground.
“WTF??? The Kenyan Government has banned our song ‘Same Love’, a collaborative effort between me and rapper Art Attack. The Government has also ordered the Kenyan Media NOT to distribute the song anywhere and asked Kenyans to avoid sharing or distributing the song on social media. Wow! What the hell? This is a simple song that celebrates SAME SEX rights and that acknowledges the rights of Gays and Lesbians. The Kenyan Government tend to neglect Kenyan Citizens n Youth on important issues like job opportunities n shit that can take the country to another level but couldn’t hesitate banning a simple song about rights of people’s sex orientations! Well… We will not be moved. We stand by our song and it’s message. Arrest us if you wish! We are Unbowed. Watch the song. *link in bio * #peace One love #rainbow,” posted the “Hela” Rapper.
And yes, as expected KOT members couldn’t wait to share their opinion regarding this fresh scandal.
“Kfcb banned the same love song. Jamal on empire is on the other hand can be freely viewed. Explain to me
February 23, 2016
— Afrikan Mama (@MamaAfrican)
Publicly banning that same love song is giving it more publicity.
February 23, 2016
— THE DUCHESS (@mohtactics)
Now I want to watch that same love video ��
February 23, 2016
— amisi paul (@amisi_paul1)
Kenyans pretend to hate the
Same Love video but can’t wait for
Empire Season 3 to see Jamal sing and kiss dudes”
Isn’t this interesting??
AUTHOR: MUKAMI KANYI