In Summary
  • Getumbe has vowed to take legal action if the song is removed without his consent.
  • Getumbe says the song is a good gospel song created for international audience and not intended to mock God.

Eldoret based musician William Getumbe who is embroiled in a heated exchange of words with the Kenya Classification Film Board (KFCB) following the release of his controversial gospel song has vowed not to delete the song from youtube or any other social media platforms.

Getumbe who released the controversial song named ‘Yesu Ninyandue” found himself on the wrong side of the board after the board termed his song which he collaborated with fellow controversial artist Embarambamba as offensive and vulgar.

“I won’t delete my song. I invested in the song and I am ready to defend myself. If the song is deleted against wish, I will take Ezekiel Mutua to court.”He said.

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KFCB Allegations

KFCB has branded the song as blasphemous and demanded its removal from online platforms, citing concerns over its potentially offensive material.

“Yesu Ninyandue” is a good song, just like any other gospel song. It’s not blasphemous. I am a preacher and I wouldn’t mock God,” he added.

Failure to comply with the board’s directive could lead to legal consequences for the artists involved, the board warned.

However, in an interview, the 48-year-old singer remained defiant, saying he will not to pull down the contentious track from YouTube.

International Audience

Getumbe warned of legal action if the head of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya, Ezekiel Mutua, took steps to remove the song without his consent.

“We are creating content for a global audience, so if the song has angered a section of Kenyans, it shouldn’t been removed since I created it for an international purpose. There are those who appreciate the song,”

February 29, 2024

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