Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday rubbished claims that they had summoned Kenyan rapper Kennedy Ombima, popularly known as King Kaka, over his hard-hitting song, ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’.
In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Ombima said he had been summoned but the DCI trashed the claim, terming it as a stunt to seek media attention.
“We wish to condemn strongly false information being peddled through social media to the effect that one Kennedy Ombima @RabbitTheKing has been summoned. Nobody from @DCI_Kenya has summoned him,” DCI said in a tweet.
“Anybody wishing for publicity should be warned to desist from using the @DCI_Kenya as a platform in seeking media attention,” added DCI.
Kaka later went to DCI headquarters in Nairobi in the company of his wife Nana Awiti, lawyer Ekuru Aukot and activist Boniface Mwangi but was denied access as officers maintained he had not been summoned.
On Monday, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru threatened to sue Kaka for defamation if he fails to pull down the “Wajinga Nyinyi” song within 48 hours. Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Ekuru Aukot, Martha Karua, and Nelson Havi are among lawyers who have vowed to defend singer Kaka if he is taken to court by those he mentioned in the song.
“I said and I repeat..I will give legal representation to King Kaka against ANYONE who sues him for the lyric Wajinga Nyinyi….UGLY, CRASS and LEWD commentaries on society are PRIVILEGED,” tweeted lawyer Ahmednasir.