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‘There is nothing beautiful about her’, says Films board boss Mutua

The Kenya Films Board Commission CEO Ezekiel Mutua has angered some of his Facebook followers for his disparaging remarks about the newly crowned Miss Langa’ta Prison.

The outspoken Films Board CEO is not amused by the fact Ms Ruth Kamande, an inmate facing murder charges, has turned into an instant celebrity after winning the beauty pageant.

Ms Kamande, who facing murder charges for allegedly stabbing boyfriend Farid Ahmed 22 times in Buruburu Estate in a suspected love triangle, has became an instant online sensation after pictures of her all dolled up during the beauty pageant made their way to social media.

“I know people can reform and indeed the prisons are meant to reform criminals to become better citizens, but for someone who killed another person so brutally a year ago, by stabbing them 22 times with a knife, I think there is absolutely nothing beautiful about them. Not so soon,” Mr Mutua wrote on Facebook.

“The dead was a human being, someone’s son. A year down the line the killer is being celebrated under the banner ‘Beauty behind bars’. I find this a bit disturbing,” Mr Mutua said.

He argued that the media was also wrong in giving the lady a lot of publicity without giving consideration to the victim’s family.

TOO JUDGMENTAL

However, Mr Mutua’s remarks was not well received by many of his followers on Facebook who criticized him for being too judgmental.

“Who are you to judge? It was a beauty contest. Not a prison release. All this nyef nyef of ati there is nothing to celebrate… who is celebrating? It’s a beauty contest for Langata women’s prison. Not Miss Kenya. You know what… you are so judgmental! Do your work and let people do their beauty pageants…” Emmanuel Kalisti Maenda II commented.

Another of his fan wrote: “Come on EM! Are you saying you are so hardwired to find the bad that you can’t see anything BEAUTIFUL in her? Bwana CEO, there is so much evil in the good of us and so much good in the evil among us that rarely any of us should discredit anyone of us. So much for looking at the stars with the thick lens of our personal vulnerabilities. #egocetricbiases.

In a rejoinder Mutua wrote: “To celebrate the looks of a criminal is to promote the socialites culture where people without character are celebrated on account of their flesh. It’s wrong to celebrate a criminal in this manner. I would be OK if we were celebrating her baby steps towards reformation. But for her to catch headlines on account of her beauty is so unethical and flies in the face of justice especially to the relatives and friends of the guy she murdered.”

There others who also agreed with Mutua’s sentiments.

Controversial lawyer Donald Kipkorir wrote: “Sad indeed… Our moral rules are upside down. How can we give a killer rehabilitation before she has even begun her sentence?” while a certain Francis Kinuthia said: “I feel sad when I see this, in this case I talking of my close Friend someone I shared a class with for two good years and the killer is glorified it’s more than disturbing.”