Comedian Eric Omondi has been arrested for illegally producing and distributing the “Wife Material” show that is considered raunchy.
Omondi was picked up by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) compliance officers on Thursday.
He is accused of violating the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya by producing and distributing unauthorized films dubbed "Wife Material."
“The Board will take all possible legal means to curb production and exhibition of unauthorized films on any platform meant for public exhibition. Protection of children from exposure to harmful content remains our core mandate and any artist producing any content for public consumption must ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya,” KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua said in a statement.
There was an uproar on social media on Thursday after lewd videos of Omondi’s show went viral online, with users calling for his arrest and the banning of the show.
@254_icon wrote: “Ezekiel Mutua should move with speed and ban this Wife material TV show, Eric Omondi is promoting prostitution on daylight.”