Images of a billboard containing a derogatory term purportedly erected within Nairobi city have elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans online.
The billboard, according to the now viral photos, is seen inscribed with a word which — in slang — loosely alludes to sexual intercourse.
The images caught even the attention of Kenya Films and Classifications Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua who rebuked it saying “in the name of creativity, advertisers are sexualising everything under the sun.”
The moral police, as he is often referred to, further called on the county government officials who licensed the billboard to revoke it immediately, adding “this is unacceptable.”
The photos, however, as it turns out, are works of photoshop as the billboard does not exists.
This was confirmed after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko sent his staff to the scene where the poster was alleged to have been erected and found a different message altogether.
According to photos and videos posted by the county chief, the billboard in question actually contains the word ‘Tumekudunga’; which loosely translates to “we have given you…”
This is, however, different from the initial message on the viral billboard which contained a word The Hakika Post can, unfortunately, not publish.