Kenyan Gospel Singer Under Fire For ‘Blasphemy’ In New Song

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Kenyans have expressed deep concern and outrage following the release of a controversial song by Kisii-Eldoret-based gospel musician William Getumbe that he’s pleading for an unexpected act from Jesus.

The song, which hit YouTube on Tuesday, has sparked widespread condemnation for its perceived blasphemous content.

Social media platforms have been abuzz with discussions and reshared clips of the song, with many users voicing their disapproval and urging Getumbe to cease what they consider to be playing with religious sentiments

Comments flooding the song’s YouTube song express dismay at the title and lyrics, with some users feeling that the artist has crossed a line.

A user, mupenziallen808, expressed grave concern, stating, “May you face God himself…and may God teach you a lesson that he is not a man that you should play with his name the way you want, His word says you do all of those things and I remain quiet and you think I am like you. You are going to face God himself….if is this you can teach your sons and daughters about our Jesus Christ …you deserve God’s belly.

Another user @beatricemburu5066 Haijaaa said “So fellow Kenyans we have arrived here’, @brianmutuku23 said “There is nothing else you would say” while another user @kushdiboss7386 said “What kind of a song is this” @johnkim1400 noted that “The level of moral decay in our current society is irritable, lord have mercy”.

William Getumbe, aside from his controversial song, is known in musical circles as a worship leader, songwriter, composer, Gospel activist, actor, and producer. He is the manager and proprietor of Billgets Records, boasting a portfolio of over 38 songs.

This recent controversy is not the first time William Getumbe has found himself at the centre of public scrutiny.

In 2022, he sparked a commotion in Eldoret when he took to the streets wearing diapers as part of an awareness campaign on cancer, Fistula, and lifestyle diseases.

Getumbe, who suffers from male fistula complications, aimed to raise awareness about these health issues, albeit in a controversial manner.