Controversial moral tsar Ezekiel Mutua has trained his guns on the high riding music group Ethic after their latest song Tarimbo drew criticism from feminists.
Ethic released the song on Friday and like their previous songs, it was filled with sexual innuendos, semi-nude women twerking and explicit dancing styles.
Aside from the sexual nature of the video, what has irked feminists and Mutua are the lyrics which they claim that they are promoting rape and sexual violence against women.
The controversial line by acclaimed lyricist Rekles goes:
“Bas, bas joo kama ana maringo, mi hupenda chapa na tarimbo, mi huchapachapa na kanyaga namwaga bila hata permission.”
An Angry Mutua posted on his facebook page saying that he has written to Google asking them to delete the song from YouTube. He also urged the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to take action on the music group for promoting violence against women.
“I have spoken to Google to take down the damn crap called Tarimbo by Ethic Entertainment which advocates for the rape of women. Promoting violence against women is criminal. The DCI should arrest the entire bunch of musicians called Ethic, under Article 33, for going beyond the prescribed delimitations on freedom of expression by advocating for violence against women. When we banned Wamlambez people said we were killing creativity. I asked these nincompoops if they could shout Wamlambez before their mothers and they said they could. I was baffled,” said Ezekiel Mutua.
In August, Mutua banned two hit songs Wamlambez and Tetema from being played in public, except in clubs and bars. In a Twitter post, he said the two songs were “pure pornography” and “dirty and unsuitable for mixed company.
The lyrics for Wamlambez, released in April, are in Sheng, a slang used by young people across Kenya, and have metaphors alluding to oral sex.
The song, by Kenyan group Sailors, is so popular that the words “wamlambez” and “wamnyonyez” – a corruption of words meaning “lick” and “suck” – have become commonplace greetings among many young people.