The artists behind controversial song “Pigwa Shoka” have apologized to Ivy Wangechi’s parents following a public outcry for their arrest.
Ivy Wangechi, a 6th year medical student at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, was killed by her lover using an axe and a knife.
The song, which urges younger lovers to do the same, has been misunderstood according to Sheddy empire, the three guys behind it.
“We are not promoting violence. We just wanted to show people what happens in the society and to tell men to stop killing our women. Our timing was bad, but we had the idea two months ago,” the group.
“It has nothing to do with death. It refers to intimacy in our context. It also advises people to leave if the relationship is becoming toxic.”
KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua has urged the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to arrest Sheddy empire for the song.
The body recently banned such music in an effort to clean toxic content that has found its way to the airwaves. “Taka Taka” by Alvindo, which also had a similar theme and message, was banned.
The singers apologized to Ivy Wangechi’s parents, family and her colleagues citing that they just did the song for fun.
“We are here to apologize to the family of Ivy because of our song ‘Pigwa Shoka’. If in any way tuliwakosea mahali, we never meant to hurt anyone.” said the group.
“We also have sisters and daughters, we wouldn’t want anything like that to happen to them.”