Ezekiel Mutua: Why are you shocked when kids copy Pastor Ng’ang’a?
Ezekiel Mutua: Why are you shocked when kids copy Pastor Ng’ang’a? When national leaders use vulgar language on each other like Hon. Babu Owino did on the DP yesterday, why are we blaming that young boy for doing a vulgar video, using unpalatable language?
When preachers like Pastor Ng’ang’a do the crazy things he’s doing for “trending” and controversy, why are we shocked when our kids copy him?
When media houses play dirty music and make television studios discotheques, why are we shocked when our kids think that foul language, controversy, bad manners and profanity sell?
When I condemn certain artists for their obscene content and grown-ups like Willy Mutunga, Esther Pasaris and Moses Kuria mock me, why are we shocked when we see our kids talking dirty and appearing to be proud of themselves for doing it?
When KFCB talks about the importance of regulating content and people frustrate our efforts why are we shocked when our kids are being fed with poisonous content?
Guys we have a problem. Kenya is at the cliff. We need a national conversation on moral values. No society mocks God and prospers. No country glorifies evil and makes socio-economic development. No country with the unprofessional media like Kenya makes any meaningful progress.
Moral values are the basis of national development and societal stability. The kind of media our kids are being exposed to whether online, TV, Radio or print media will shape their values.
We must go back to the basics and have a national conversation on moral values. Let’s do it for our kids and our future. Say no to dirty content!
By Ezekiel Mutua