Govt Orders Eric Omondi To Delete Wife Material Videos

"The pornographic videos must be taken down by 8 am on Monday, March 15. Otherwise...," Mutua ordered on Twitter.

Govt Orders Eric Omondi To Delete Wife Material Videos

The government has issued comedian Eric Omondi with a 48-hour ultimatum to pull down his sexually-explicit Wife Material videos or face dire consequences.

Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua, on Saturday, March 13 lamented that the videos of the highly popular online show were still trending and amassing thousands of views on YouTube and other social media platforms.

"The pornographic videos must be taken down by 8 am on Monday, March 15. Otherwise...," Mutua ordered on Twitter.

He further acknowledged the artist's apology on Friday, March 12, stating that he also requested to settle the matter amicably.

"Eric Omondi asked for an out-of-court settlement of the case against him, but apparently the explicit videos are still circulating on his social media platforms," Mutua added. 

The two have been at war with each other for the past few months, trading blows and issuing threats to each other over Omondi's content, which Mutua argued were explicit.

The KFCB CEO argued that such content was a risk to the moral fabric of society, especially at a time the censorship body is cracking down on pornography and cyberbullying.

"I have never understood exactly what you do for a living. Please visit Eric Omondi Studios and see what we are about to do to help young and upcoming talents," Omondi once sharply retorted Mutua.

The war between the two took another twist with the censorship board alongside the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arresting Omondi on Thursday, March 11 alongside 15 East African female contestants for his Wife Material season 2 show following numerous complaints by Mutua. 

"He was arrested for 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," KFCB CEO said in a statement.

Omondi and the 15 contestants were released on Friday, March 12 on a Ksh50,000 police bond, and the comedian called Mutua to apologize.

"Daktari Ezekiel Mutua is of the very strong opinion that Wife Material does not have to be dirty to sell. I completely agree with him and I have sent him a personal apology," Omondi wrote in a statement shared on his social media pages.