Alvin Ngigi aka Alvindo of the banned “Takataka” song accompanied by his lawyer Mungai Wanjau on 2nd May, 2019 when he appeared before the Board in line with summons issued to present himself or risk arrest for contravention of the Films and Stage Plays Act CAP 222. The Board and the artist, through his lawyer, resolved to settle the matter out of court on condition of the following:
1. That the ban on the offensive song still stands.
2. That the artist submits the song or any other audio visual work of art that he may have produced to the Board for examination and classification.
3. That any public entertainment joint that plays the song or media house that broadcasts it will be in breach of the law and will be held liable in accordance with the law
4. That Alvin will pull down the video from YouTube and any other social media platform where he has uploaded it or risk getting arrested and charged for breaking the law.
The Board remains committed to ensuring that artists comply with the laws governing the creative industry and that freedom of expression is not abused to offend common decency or go against our moral values. Content that glorifies violence against women or any other segment of society will not be tolerated and unscrupulous individuals who use art to for incitement or glorification of such acts will be dealt with in accordance with the law.