Social media influencer Arthur Mandela was summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters over allegedly posting explicit content on his Instagram account.
Arthur Mandela, popularly known as Xtian Dela had posted on his social media platforms that the DCI had summoned him over his show dubbed ‘Club Covid’ which airs every day on Instagram from 12 am-4 pm.
This summon comes just a few weeks after Xtian Dela was sued by three parents over the same Instagram show, seeking to have the program, stopped from airing. The parents, Morosi King, Anthony Wahome Kamunyi and Francis Karanja, in a demand letter through Ngugi Mburu Advocates, claimed the influencer was infringing on the rights of teenagers.
They accused Dela of broadcasting obscene material and allegedly engaging young girls before the show and later raising funds to pay them. The parents claimed that they were concerned with the moral corruption by Dela, arguing that teenagers and many other children around the country may be exposed to his illegal and immoral activities.
Dela has since denied the claims. He thanked his fans for supporting him and the show and assured them that the show will continue.
Due to the Coronavirus, many entertainment services have moved online to uphold the government directive of social distancing. Many artists and DJs have taken to social media to connect with their fans and earning a living during these challenging times.