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Ikamba musician charged with ethnic contempt, given Sh1 million bond
A video grab of one of the Ikamba artistes. /YOUTUBE
A video grab of one of the Ikamba artistes. /YOUTUBE

One of the musicians behind the infamous 'Ikamba' song was charged on Monday with three counts of ethnic contempt.

John Gichiri denied the charges before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, over the song that authorities say was aimed at stirring hatred between the Kamba and Kikuyu.

The court heard that lines in the Kikuyu song translate to: "Be cursed, mangoes are getting finished. It's a matter of time before you start eating termites. Be cursed, it's a matter of time before you start eating birds.

"Kamba land is a place of starvation. We stop buying charcoal you die.

"[If] you want to see a Kamba just go where there are tyres. Hard jobs are theirs."

The musician was bonded by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission ahead of today’s arraignment.

Officials at the commission said they were ready to charge him as they hunt for his co-accused.

Last week, NCIC chairperson Francis ole Kaparo said the matter was being investigated by the commission and the DCI.

The song is said to be offensive and distasteful and to castigate Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, who imposed a ban on trade in charcoal to conserve the environment.

More o n this: NCIC probes Ikamba song for insults against Kambas

Also read: Ikamba song strikes ugly note and breeds discord â€" Governors

The magistrate granted Gichiri a bond of Sh1 million with a surety of the same amount or a cash bail of Sh 700,000.

The case will be heard on April 11.

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