Comedian Eric Omondi Arrested by the DCI

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) acting on instructions from Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB) on Thursday arrested comedian Eric Omondi for for violating the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya by producing and distributing unauthorized films.

The news of his arrests came moments after KFCB chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua raised concerns of his Wife Material show which is currently trending on Twitter.

For the better part of Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, Omondi has been trending on Twitter just days gayer launching season two of Wife Material show.

“He was arrested for violating the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya by producing and distributing unauthorized films dubbed “Wife Material,” KFCB CEO said.

The no nonsense CEO said that KFCB shall take stringent legal actions to reduce the production and distribution of unauthorized films on any platform meant for public exhibition.

“Protection of children from exposure to harmful content remains our core mandate and any artist producing any content for public consumption must ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya,” Mutua added.

It’s an open secret that Mutua and Omondi do not see eye to eye regarding the content of Kenyan comedy and TV shows, with the latter accusing KFCB of curtailing the creative ability of Kenyan art.

 

 

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