Entertainer and comedian Eric Omondi has been arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The comedian was arrested on Thursday, March 11 following complaints by Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer Ezekiel 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.
Mutua added that the Board will take all possible legal means to curb the 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,” said Mutua.
The comedian recently announced that season two of his show dabbed the ‘Wife material’ is in production.
Mutua Vs Eric
At the end of the first season, the comedian said the program was a taste of what Big Tyme Entertainment and Eric Omondi Studio had to offer.
Season 2 contestants have already taken to social media to announce their entry into the show.
Uganda is being represented by; Naditor, Diana Birungi, Raphaela Sibella Nsiimire and Sumaiyah; Tanzania- Singer Gigy Mama, Suzan Faustine, Kyler jeycman and Bertha while Kenya has Sherlyne Anyango, DJ Coco and Manzi wa Kibera.
Kenya Film Classification Board boss, Ezekiel Mutua, had last year called for the arrest of the comedian accusing him of “running a brothel” and that Omondi is using the show to exploit girls.
Wife material two is already making headlines and trending on social media platforms.
The second season of the kind of reality show show from Eric Omondi kicked off yesterday and the comedian from his promise is already making it nasty.
The short clip of about 20 seconds features the two in bed sharing a light moment before Eric goes in for a kiss which he is rewarded for not like we expected any other outcome.
The video elicited mixed reactions and leading the reactions pack was fellow comedian Felix of Kiss FM who just wants things taken slowly because its day one for heavens sake