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Public uproar over ‘Pigwa Shoka’ as Mutua petitions DCI to arrest artistes

Kenyans have come out in numbers and petitioned both the Kenya Films Classification Board (KFCB) and YouTube to take action on a song released on Friday dubbed Pigwa Shoka.

The newly-released song has caused an uproar over its messaging and video that shows youths in “blood-stained” clothes carrying “bloody” axes.

On Sunday, KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua confirmed that he had received complaints from Kenyans and that he had asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to find and arrest the culprits behind the said song.

“We are following up to ensure that there is heightened surveillance on this kind of content. We have also alerted DCI to find the creators and producers of such content and ensure that they face the law,” said Mutua.


He added that they had also alerted Google, which owns YouTube and are committed to take action through their “Trusted Flaggers” office in Kenya.

“We are saddened by the delay. Global platforms take long on such decisions as the global community policy standards differ from one jurisdiction to another.”

The song comes just weeks after 28-year-old Naftali Njahi Kinuthia was arrested and charged for allegedly hacking Ivy Wangechi to death over unreciprocated love outside the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) on April 9.


The sixth-year medical student was reportedly waylaid by the suspect as she walked out and died on the spot after sustaining deep cuts.

Report indicated that the suspect had allegedly concealed his axe and knife in a sack.

Many lamented that the song was a reenactment of the chilling murder of the Moi University student.