Getumbe arrested over ‘indecent content’


Gospel singer William Getumbe has been arrested by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) for violating the Films and Stage Play Act.

The KFCB issued a seven-day demand notice to Getumbe, which expired, leading to his arrest.

He was detained in Eldoret on Tuesday and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

The KFCB, through its North Rift Regional office, arrested Getumbe with the help of police from Kapsoya Police Station.

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He faces three charges, including filming without a license, distributing unclassified audio-visual content, and exhibiting obscene cinematograph films.

Getumbe has been ordered to pull down his latest song titled ‘Yesu Ninyandue’ from all media platforms.

Last week, he and another gospel singer, Chris Embarambamba, were asked to remove their songs titled ‘Niko Uchi’ and ‘Yesu Ninyandue’ from all platforms as they violated the Films and Stage Plays Act.

According to the KFCB, the songs contravened the law and threatened the safety of children and the public.

The KFCB affirmed its position against the production and distribution of indecent content, and it called on the public to report any cases of indecent content distributed or exhibited on social media.

Letters have also been sent to various platform operators to remove inappropriate content.

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