Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua has given Diamond Platinumz and WCB artists’ fans a reason to celebrate after claiming Kenya cannot stop the star from performing in the country.
Mutua sensationally claimed the Kenyan government cannot arrest the singer or stop him from entertaining his fans in scheduled Wasafi Festival set for Mombasa, Nairobi and Embu.
Speaking in a phone interview on Wednesday, December 19, Mutua said the Kenyan government cannot harass the singer and his crew just because Tanzanian government banned them from performing inside and outside their country.
”We are Kenyans, we are not Tanzanians but they have been banned to perform outside Tanzania so it is purely their decision. Have seen the board has written their statement, they have banned them from performing even outside Tanzania. Their statement says they will jail them for life if they fail to follow the order. I don’t think I have anything to say, we are not Tanzanians and they’ve been banned by Tanzanian government, if they perform its their own business, I cannot arrest them because they’ve been banned in Tanzania , I can only arrest them with the laws of Kenya. ” Mutua said.
Mutua however said Diamond can only be arrested on the Kenyan soil if he commits any offense while in the country during the Wasafi Festival.
”There is no issue, it is not me it is them But if they come here and commit crime in the event, we will deal with them with Kenyan law. It is not really our decision, we have nothing to do with it, whether they come or not, we are not involved in any way and can not stopped them from coming because of Tanzania. We can only ban them because of our laws here.” he added.