“Pay a fine of Ksh. 100k or face a five-year jail term” Ezekiel Mutua tells Ethic
Kenya Film Classification Board C.E.O Ezekiel Mutua hs asked gengetone group Ethic to present themselves to the nearest police station over their banned song ‘Soko’
In a statement on Tuesday, Mutua said an apology is not enough and that they have to face punishment by law as provided for in the Films and Stage Plays Act.
Mutua also said that Ethic are repeat offenders and therefore will have to be held responsible.
“So Ethic Entertainment issued this statement late last night ostensibly apologizing for their despicable song “Soko” which obviously promoted pedophilic culture. This was after KFCB pushed Google to take down the unpalatable song on the grounds that it promoted defilement of children.
Now listen guys, an apology won’t just wash. You will have to face the full force of the law as provided for in the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the laws of Kenya:
- Delete the offensive material – all versions of the uploads you had done.
- Present yourself to the KFCB offices or to the nearest police station while observing the COVID-19 safety guidelines. You can be accompanied by your lawyers.
- Pay a fine of Ksh100,000 or face a five year jail term. This applies to the singers, producers and distributors of the banned song jointly and severally.
In fact, regarding No.3 above, since you are repeat offenders, you should have faced both, but considering the COVID-19 situation, we would prefer to sort the matter under ADR as long as you commit to desist from creating such obnoxious stuff,” said Ezekiel Mutua.
His statement comes just hours after Ethic issued an apology to their fans after backlash across social media.