Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has come in defence of Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), after a video of him stark naked and asleep was leaked online.
In a tweet, on Friday morning, 18th June, Khalwale claimed that Dr Kituyi has been set up, adding that people should learn to mind their own business.
“It doesn’t require genius to decipher that Dr Mukhisa Kituyi has been set up. People should mind their own business,” tweeted Khalwale.
For the better part of Thursday, 18th June, Dr Kituyi has been trending online after an unknown person leaked his nude video on social media.
In the video, the 2022 presidential aspirant was sound asleep and completely naked as a woman recorded him.
Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua weighed in with a caution that nobody is permitted to make or produce nude films without official approval.
“Making videos of others while naked, with or without their approval, is a breach of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222. No film or class of film for public exhibition shall be made without a filming licence from the board.” Now you know!” said CEO Mutua.
“Dr Mukhisa Kituyi is a globally respected intellectual powerhouse and one of Kenya’s best leadership brands. He’s an elder, a husband and a father. To drag his private moments – real or perceived, into the public is evidence of how low we have sunk as a society. SAD!” he added.
But some politicians, including former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, condemned Dr Kituyi’s supposed actions as depicted in the video.
“Some men are very useless and big for nothing. Unawachaje dame na simu kwa pekejeng? (how do you let a woman have a phone in…,” Sonko tweeted.
Nairobi politician Alinur Mohammed said: “Mukhisa Kituyi story has taught men. Anytime you meet a slay queen, before she enters that room ensure her smartphone is off, no clothes on, search her to ensure she has no hidden camera. If she must have a phone let it be kabambe or it will end in premium tears like for doktari.”