Alvindo’s ‘Takataka’ Song banned Four Months after Release : Kenyans React


Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), on Tuesday banned popular street jam ‘Takataka’ by Alvin aka Alvindo which is viewed by over one million on YouTube.

In a statement, KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua linked the song to the recent killings of women in love-gone-wrong incidences in the country expressing fears that such kind of songs that objectifies women and glorifies hurting should not be condoned at all.

The recent killing that shocked the nation being that of a man, Naftali Kinuthia, who hacked his girlfriend to death in broad daylight in Eldoret.

“Moving forward, the song should not be performed live or broadcasted anywhere within the Republic of Kenya. No Dj should play the song either on a broadcast station or in any entertainment,” He said.

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“The song Takataka is characterised by crude language that objectifies women and glorifies hurting them as normal reaction to rejection of overtures by men,” He added.

Surprisingly, the moral cop revealed that the song was never submitted to the board for classification four months down since it was released.

Explaining why it took his Board all that time to act on Takataka song, Mutua said the board was scrupulous and followed the process allowed by the Law to have a watertight case against such content.

“Art is the mirror of society but art must also set the right agenda by ensuring that content promotes moral responsibility at all times,” He stated.

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