Wakenya Tafadhali Mnisaidie: ‘Yesu Ninyandue’ Hitmaker ASKS Kenyans to raise KSh 234K After Arrest

William Getumbe, the artist behind the hit track “Yesu Nyinyandue,” is reaching out to fellow Kenyans, urging their support in raising Sh234,000. This plea comes after his recent arrest on March 11, where he was taken to Kapsoya Police Station in Eldoret, allegedly for producing illegal content….CONTINUE READING

Following a period of detention, Getumbe was granted release on a Sh10,000 cash bail. However, he now faces charges related to his failure to obtain a Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) license. As part of the licensing requirements, he was presented with a substantial fee of Sh243,000.

Getumbe clarified that the majority of his music and videos were not independently produced; instead, he created some using his cellphone and hired professional video producers for the rest, with their credentials well-documented.

Seeking public assistance, he has appealed for donations to cover the licensing fee, stating, “I don’t have the budget to cover the KSh 234,000. Any help or beneficial support regarding this matter would be greatly appreciated.”

In a statement, William Getumbe shared his perspective, revealing that he creates content as a social media content creator during his free time. He regularly uploads videos on platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube, including controversial songs like “Yesu Ninyandue-Imejaa” and “Yesu Ninyandue-Nyonga,” both shared on YouTube.

On February 29, 2024, the Respondent issued Getumbe a demand and a sales invoice, demanding payment for his activities.