Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua is at it again. The self-declared Kenyan 'moral police' now wants Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to remove a sculpture of two wildebeests erected at the county's largest airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The sculpture shows the two wild animals mating. Mutua has described it as a “sexually suggestive” and questioned its relevance at the facility.
“This sculpture is bizarre and thoughtlessly sexualized. The sexual connotation depicted in this sculpture adds no value to the marketing of Kenya to tourists arriving or leaving JKIA,” Mutua posted on his social media pages.
“It's the work of a dirty mind trying cheaply to sell their creativity. It is not different from the dirty minds who sexualize adverts on TV or on outdoor advertising."
“This sculpture would not lose any value if the animals were simply grazing in their natural habitation. The mounting aspect sends a wrong message and the sculpture must change,” added Mutua.
Mutua's statement came after Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi posted the image of the piece of art online, seeking the KFCB boss’ “intervention.”
Mwangi tweeted: “Hey @EzekielMutua there is a wildebeest sculpture at JKIA that requires your intervention!”
Mutua concluded: “It (sculpture) fails our suitability criteria for content or information meant for public exhibition. We should not allow such bizarre ads and marketing strategies that are meant to create unnecessary sexual innuendo. We need to sober up!”
Mutua is famous for his 'bold' actions against any material that goes against the moral and cultural believes of the Kenyan people. He recently banned a Kenyan film, Rafiki, over its gay content.