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EZEKIEL MUTUA [PHOTO/COURTESY]

Ezekiel Mutua speaks on explicit video of man suspected to be Kirinyaga deputy governor

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has condemned the filming of a private session between a man suspected to be Kirinyaga deputy governor Peter Ndambiri and an unidentified woman.

The two were – in an undated video – recorded seated naked on a guest room bed, with a group of men heard in the background harassing the supposed deputy county chief for “sleeping with someone else’s wife”.

The video has since been shared extensively on social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp with online users expressing mixed reactions to it. Some suspected the video was shared online after a blackmail attempt on the governor failed.

KFCB boss Dr Ezekiel Mutua says it doesn’t matter whether the man in the video is the Kirinyaga deputy governor, given the couple, who are adults, were in a private room. Dr Mutua has called out the person, who filmed the couple in private and shared the video online.

“There can be no justification for invading the privacy of two consenting adults and harassing them in the manner in the alleged Kirinyanga County DG video. It’s barbaric, outrageous and a violation of human rights,” said Dr. Mutua.

“In my view, the invasion of privacy and primitive harassment of a couple in private, whatever their sin or crime, is the evidence of how low we have sunk as a society. If the video doing rounds is true, then this is a major blot to the Devolution Conference 2018 and a slur on the people of the great county of Kakamega.

“The goons and the owner of the hotel should be arrested and taken to court. Why and how did the goons access the privacy of a hotel room of a client and film them naked, whatever grievances they might have against them? What if they were robbers or hired killers? This is no laughing matter but I dare say that the filming was illegal as KFCB had not issued a permit for the same. This is not a light matter. It’s not an issue of immorality. It’s a crime akin to terrorism. It’s the worst form of violation a human being can go through.

“I shudder to imagine the mental anguish caused to the couple and all those associated with them. The DPP should intervene. The IG must act. This is totally unacceptable!”

The police have, on the other hand, denied claims on social media that a complaint has been filed about the explicit video.

In a post on Twitter, the National Police Service said the video was “strange” to them as is the alleged statement.

“Police have not received any report concerning an alleged assault of the Deputy Governor of Kirinyaga County in Kakamega. Equally, the Police Spokesman has not issued any statement concerning the same,” a tweet from their official account, @NPSOfficial_KE reads.

 

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