‘Yesu Ninyandue’ Gospel Artist Arrested

The controversial Gospel singer William Getumbe, renowned for his track ‘Yesu Ninyandue,’ has recently been arrested amidst the widespread outcry surrounding his music. On Monday night, Getumbe was taken into custody and spent the night at Eldoret’s Kapsoya Police Station.

The arrest follows vehement criticism from the Kenyan public, who have deemed Getumbe’s song blasphemous and a mockery of Christianity. The contentious lyrics, notably “Yesu ninyandue, yesu ninyandue, nipate mimba ya imani” (translated as “Jesus impregnate me with faith”), have ignited anger and demands for action.

In the song, Getumbe goes on to sing, “Umekubali kunyanduliwa mimi ni bikira kama Mariamu, ulimnyandua hata maji ya uzima, hata mimi baba ninyandue, niingize forever, baraka forever. Yesu ninyandue ingia ndani” (translated as “You agreed to impregnate me, I am a virgin like Mary, you impregnated even the waters of life, even me Father impregnate me, let me enter forever, blessings forever. Jesus impregnate me, come inside”).

Earlier, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) intervened, issuing a demand letter to Getumbe, urging him to remove the song from various online platforms or face legal consequences. The letter explicitly warned, “A demand letter has been issued to Embarambamba and Getumbe to remove any inappropriate content from their various platforms. Failure to comply will result in legal action in accordance with the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya.”

In response to the backlash, Getumbe confirmed in an interview with that the song has been taken down. He attributed its removal to three unidentified individuals who filed a copyright strike against it. Furthermore, his account had been reported, temporarily suspending its termination.