Detectives have launched manhunt for Taka Taka producer and singer Alvindo for allegedly despising a government ban.
The move follows a meeting between the Kenya Films and Classifications Board (KFCB) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday.
The officers are investigating several cases of violation of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222.
The film regulator had banned the song for promoting violence against women.
KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua gave a directive prohibiting broadcast of the song by DJs and media houses within the Republic of Kenya.
However, despite the ban, reports indicate the Rapper has proceeded to release a video of his first single.
In a statement on Friday, Mutua bashed the singer for despising a government ban.
“It was shocking to hear that the producer has launched the video despite our ban and the summons to appear before the Board. There’s absolutely no heroism in despising a ban by Government, ” Mutua said in a tweet.
According to Mutua, authorities and the commission are in possession of 230 DVDs which will be used as exhibit in court to charge the accused.
The DVDs were were nabbed in Malindi and other parts of the country.
“The materials will be used as exhibits in charging the culprits. Police are also narrowing down on the producer and composer of the song “Takataka” banned recently by the Board for its misogynistic relics, ” he said.
He affirmed that the accused will face the full force of the law.
“The culprits will serve as an example that the war against unrated films and dirty content is not empty talk. There will be nowhere to hide for people who break the law with impunity in the name of creativity, ” Mutua added.
Two weeks ago, Mutua, who has earned the title ‘moral policeman’, indicated that the song was never submitted to the board before it was released.
“The board notes with great concern that the song was not submitted for examination and clarification, as such, it contravenes section 12 (2) of the Films and Stage Plays Act, “read part of the board’s press release.