Tighty-whities & gay lions safe from morals cop Deputy Jesus

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The censor known to Kenyans as Deputy Jesus recently got the sack. But little mourning attended the nailing of Ezekiel Mutua’s career to a cross. Deputy Jesus previously urged counseling for ‘gay lions’ and frequently chastised popular tighty-whities wearing comedian Eric Omondi.

Despite his job as CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board, many Kenyans believed Mutua exceeded his brief.

The Nairobian headlined news of his dismissal, “Ezekiel Mutua term ended like coitus interruptus.”

Calling him a self-appointed morals cop, the paper continued, “A homophobe, he blamed gay couples romping in the Mara for teaching lions bad manners.”

In 2017, Mutua attracted ridicule for his comments on photos of two male lions mounting each other on a Kenyan reserve.

“These animals need counseling because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly.

“They must have copied it from somewhere or it is demonic. These animals do not watch movies.”

Later, Mutua banned the Kenyan-made, Oscar-nominated lesbian film Rafiki. A judge temporarily lifted the ban because the eligibility rules for the Oscars require a seven-day local screening. The film then broke Kenyan box office records during a week-long run.


More recently Mutua banned popular singers for innuendo-laden lyrics and picked fights with popular comedian Eric Omondi. Omondi apparently antagonised Deputy Jesus by wearing tighty-whities in some social media posts.


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Irregular payments

Although Mutua’s second three-year term was due to end in November, the Information Communication Technology minister sacked him on 6 August. A few days later, a leaked letter from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission indicated an investigation into monies received by the Holy One.

“The Commission is investigating allegations of irregular payments of salaries and allowances to Ezekiel Mutua.”

QNews is sure everyone wishes Deputy Jesus all the best during his enforced retirement. We can only add, ‘Get down off that cross Ezekial. Someone needs the wood’.


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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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