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Rapper Smallz Lethal released after arrest over song that ‘offended’ Governor Ongwae

by | Apr 28, 2020 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Netizens have protested the intimidation of rapper Jim Nyamwaka Nyakundi whose I’m Offended track rubbed Kisii Governor James Ongwae the wrong way.

In the song dubbed I’m Offended, Smallz Lethal expressed his frustrations with Kisii County, accusing the leadership of engaging in wanton corruption and stalling development projects.

The rapper also slams the county’s minister of sports who he accuses of pocketing artistes’ funds allegedly contributed during a fund raiser presided over by Deputy President William Ruto.

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Smallz Lethal was arrested on Monday, April 27 at his apartment in Kisii by both plainclothes and uniformed police officers. He was taken to Kisii Police Station where he was interrogated for ‘defamation of character’ and thereafter released.

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According to the rapper, he was instructed to pull down the video from YouTube, the ‘people’ behind his arrest even promised to reimburse the amount used in the production of the song.

The rapper on Tuesday, April 28 confirmed that he had indeed been arrested but later released.

“I am well fam.Got arrested & released after hours of interrogation on “Defamation of Character” claims against “I don’t know who” ..I was told “mkubwa amekasirika”

He further said the detectives asked him to delete the video citing the offended party was ready to reimburse him the cost incurred in producing the song.

“In short, they want the video deleted from YouTube & as they say, they will reimburse the amount used for the project,” said the artiste.

He promised his fans that he will not bow down to intimidation saying it was “just the beginning of this course.”

I am well fam.Got arrested & released after hours of interrogation on "Defamation of Character" claims against "I don't…

Posted by Smallz Lethal on Monday, 27 April 2020

On Tuesday, Twitter netizens slammed Governor Ongwae for arresting the rapper who was just expressing an opinion.

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Here are some of the reactions:

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