Police summons Kenya’s King Kaka after controversial song

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Kenyan artist King Kaka has been summoned to see the police, according to a statement on his Twitter account.

On Monday, he was told to pull down his latest hit Wajinga Nyinyi, meaning “You Are Fools”, from YouTube and social media platforms or face a defamation suit.

Anne Waiguru, a county governor and former cabinet minister, is mentioned in the song. She argues that she was defamed and has asked the musician to apologise and issue a full, unconditional admission of liability in writing.

She has promised to file the case on Wednesday if King Kaka, whose real name is Kennedy Ombima, fails to fulfil the demands, her letter stated.

The song was released on Saturday and calls out leaders who have been implicated in corruption scandals. It also lashes out at voters for putting them into power.

Report says that the song “highlights the regular Kenyan’s challenges including poor leadership, corruption, political exploitation, unemployment, a poor education system and the state of affairs since the general election in 2017”.

BBC/ Olusola Akintonde