Gengetone group Ethic recent music release dubbed ‘soko’ has been pulled off YouTube following a formal complaint by Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB).
The song had caused uproar over lyrics that appeared to glorify and encourage paedophilia and prostitution.
Taking to Twitter KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua announced that YouTube had complied and removed the video from its portal.
“We are pleased to report that the video Soko by Ethic Entertainment has now been taken down from YouTube following the complaint we filed yesterday,” Mutua wrote.
At the same time. Mutua noted that the board would be taking legal action against the boy group for promoting defilement of girls.
On Sunday, the boy-group had defended the offensive lyrics in a Tweet saying:
“We do not endorse paedophilia, people interpret lyrics the way they aim to. If that is how you interpreted from the lyrics then you need to evaluate yourself,”
The statement was salt to a fresh wound with Kenyans on Twitter cancelling the song and reporting it in their droves to YouTube.
This is not the first time that the group has been on the wrong side of the law for seemingly endorsing sexual perversion.
In 2019, their song ‘Tarimbo’ appeared to appropriate the rape culture and attracted the ire of Kenyans on social media.
It was later pulled down from YouTube with the group eating the humble pie and issuing an apology for the offensive lyrics.