Niliimbia Yesu, Si Wakenya: No-Nonsense “Yesu Ninyandue” Hitmaker Says After Threats to Pull Song from YouTube

Eldoret-based singer William Getumbe is currently immersed in a contentious situation after unveiling his controversial gospel track, “Yesu Ninyandue.”

Despite facing pressure from the Kenya Classification Film Board (KFCB) to take down the song, alleging blasphemy, Getumbe remains unwavering in his decision.

The KFCB has branded the song as blasphemous and issued a demand for Getumbe and fellow artiste Embarambamba to remove any objectionable material linked to it. Non-compliance could expose the artists to legal consequences.

In an interview with, the 48-year-old artist affirmed his dedication to keeping the song available to his audience. He firmly stated that he would not remove the song from his YouTube channel or other social media platforms. Additionally, he pledged to pursue legal action against Ezekiel Mutua, head of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), if the song is removed without his consent.

“I won’t delete my song. I invested in the song, and I am ready to defend myself. If the song is deleted against my wish, I will take Ezekiel Mutua to court,” asserted Getumbe.

Defending the song, he dismissed accusations of blasphemy and emphasized its positive message. According to Getumbe, “Yesu Ninyandue” is a commendable gospel song created for an international audience, with no intention to mock God.

Previously, Mutua had called for a ban on such content, expressing concerns about the undermining of Christianity through controversial material. He accused Getumbe of seeking attention with the song, contributing to what he perceived as the trivialization of religious values.

“Embarambamba and Getumbe’s objectionable content will be deleted from social media. MCSK has also initiated the process of deregistering the two from the Society. If the resolution by a recent special AGM is upheld, the two will not be members of MCSK and will not earn any royalties for FIVE years. Repeat offences will earn them a life ban,” wrote Mutua.