Banning ‘Takataka’ song only serves to make it more popular

Kenya Film Classification Board chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua addresses a press conference in Kisumu on March 13, 2019. The board has banned the song "Takataka" by Alvindo. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Another argument has been that one of the song’s pernicious effects is that children, who are already singing the lyrics, would start putting the words into action.
  • It’s the parents’ job to protect their children from the influence of such music. That’s what parental control buttons and punishments are for.

The smelly song "Takataka" by Alvindo was banned by Kenya’s famous moral cop Dr Ezekiel Mutua last week.

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