Katombi isn’t impressed with Ezekiel Mutua’s sentiments
Following the claim by Kenya Films Classification Board Boss Ezekiel Mutua that Kamba musicians are to blame for the rise in teenage pregnancy cases in Machakos County, popular Benga Kamba artist Alex Kasau Katombi has responded with his stance after he was mentioned.
In a statement posted on his Facebook account regarding the situation, Katombi came out and blasted the moral cop and stated that he doesn’t hail from Machakos. He went on to add that his name has nothing to do with the pregnancies.
“ Kwanza kwetu sio Machakos, second nitawa katombi na mimi sio mswahili na katombi ama kutomba sio matusi kikamba.. utindaa ulikiliile band sya akamba niki.. we struggled to make these names known.. hizi nyimbo bado ndio zimefanya watoto pregnant kisumu, siaya, nairobi and the whole country? Kana wi director wausisya mbathi sya kikamba pekee? Kimena, kiweu na kiima. Typical mkamba. Shame on you, ” he responded.
Katombi also known as Kisinga is the band leader of “Nguuni lovers ” hails from Kitui county while Kithungo Raha “Maima” is from Mbboni East constituency, Makueni county.
The name Katombi comes from a Kamba word kutomba and according to the Kamba dictionary, it means ‘bouncing’ hence having no relationship with the Swahili meaning.
According to a recent report released on Tuesday 16 June 2020 during Tuesday’s commemoration of the Day of the African Child, it revealed that over 4000 school-going teenagers have been impregnated in Machakos County since the outbreak of the novel-coronavirus pandemic in the country that forced schools to be shut down.
The survey covered Seven Counties in Kenya but Machakos with bands like Katombi and Maima topped in vulgarity. Dirty music dominates most kamba vernacular stations with content that encourages sex with young girls, even rape. It's time to stopped this trend
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) June 18, 2020