The day Ezekiel Mutua was disowned by Kenyan tribes
Kenya Film and Classification Board chief executive Ezekiel Mutua seems to be the most unpopular person in Kenya.
The moral police on Saturday incurred the wrath of angry Kenyans online after he called for the rescheduling of two popular programmes from the the watershed period of between 5am to 10pm.
He argued that the programmes, Maina and King’angi in the morning and the marital counselling session by Bi Msafwari, contained lewd content unsuitable for a general audience.
He also banned television stations from filming wedding shows from videographers with no film licences.
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) June 4, 2016
On Twitter, Kenyans from all tribes mockingly disowned him, with some asking their Twitter counterparts in Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia to take him. But the east African neighbours quickly rejected the offer, saying they have their own problems to deal with.
It all started with one Syindu Musesya who posted:
Again, on behalf of the Kamba community, we request any other tribe to adopt Ezekiel Mutua. We have water issues to deal with. Kikuyus?
— S.M. (@pmusesya) June 4, 2016
This elicited a hilarious list of rejections from the other tribes.
— Kibii Eliud (@eliudkibii) June 4, 2016
@pmusesya on behalf of all Luopeans we emphatically deny this anathema. We are engrossed in who killed all our presidential greats yawa!
— Owen HTL (@OwenHtl) June 5, 2016
On behalf of Merus i'd like to humbly decline, we already have Munya and Mpuru Aburi
— Gunia Ya Miraa ™ (@FreddyMumeru) June 5, 2016
@pmusesya on behalf of the Embu, we are busy trying to figure out how to pronounce Baba instead of papa so don't ask us please. Plus Wambora
— Ya' Boy Trice (@thaonly4ever) June 4, 2016
Onbehalf of Tesos we decline the offer as we are busy raising money to bail out Okiya Omutata just in case he's arrested next week
— Apöllö II Käbey (@ApolloEdewa) June 4, 2016
We as the kalenjin are busy trying to protect our land from private developers.
Kindly accept our apologies.
— Giovanna (@giobunei) June 4, 2016
On behalf of Ugandans, we apologize but we can't take Mutua. We are still traumatized from the Feb election? Try Tz.
— Kasabiiti Ntambirweki (@Kasabiiti) June 5, 2016
— Upright Citizen (@NomadPundit) June 5, 2016
At this rate I'll speak on behalf of all Africans and request Brad & Angelina to adopt him. Maybe akienda America ataacha umama.
— Masuti Mwalimu (@MasutiMwalimu) June 4, 2016