Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has appealed to Google to pull down a local song that is promoting gay relationships, terming it as ‘inappropriate’ according to reports.
According to CCTV Africa, Chief executive Ezekiel Mutua confirmed the request in a media briefing in Nairobi.
“Kenya must not allow its people to become the Sodom and Gomorrah of the current age through psychological drive from such content. We have written to Google to remove the video from their platforms”.
“We expect they will do it within one week from now to avoid further violation of the law,” Mutua said.
According to reports, KFCB has sent letters to Google Kenya and other arms of law to take action against the creators and distributors of the music video.
The music video is titled ‘Same Love’ by a Kenyan band called Art Attack.
On YouTube, Art Attack describes the song as, “ A Kenyan song about same sex rights, gay rights, LGBT struggles, gender equalities, gay struggles and civil liberties for all sexual orientations”.
The video opens with the words, “Don’t be silent, be heard gays exist”. The video has been viewed 105, 775 times and has created debate, with 667 comments.
The issue of gay rights remains a controversial topic in Kenya. During U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya last, President Kenyatta differed sharply with his counterpart on gay rights.
Kenyatta noted that, “there are some things that we must admit we don’t share. Our culture, our societies don’t accept”. “[F]or Kenyans today the (gay rights issue) is generally a non issue”.
Source: YouTube and CCTV Africa