Sauti Sol threatens to sue Raila’s Azimio for using their song without permission at KICC

Sauti Sol have threatened to sue Raila’s Azimio for using their song Extravaganza’ without their consent during the unveiling of Raila Odinga’s running mate.

The group says its a blatant copyright infringement as directed by section 35, CAP 170 of the Copyright Act of Kenya.

In a statement released by the group,

“We did license this song to the Azimio la Umoja Campaign neither did we give any consents for its use in the announcement of their Vice-Presidential Candidate. Furthermore, our authority to use the composition, which is one of our most distinct compositions was neither sought nor given.

“We would like to make it very clear to our fans, partners an associates, we are not aligned to nor associated with the Azimio La Umoja Campaign or any other Political movement and/or party their presidential aspirants, vice presidential aspirants and candidates at large. We are fully apolitical,”

The song which features; Sauti Sol, Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller, Crystal Asige and Kaskazini was released on May 29, 2019.

The group says they are disappointed and will seek legal remedy.

“We are disappointed by the Azimio la Umoja campaign’s blatant disregard of our right to control the use of our copyright.

“We Shall be seeking legal remedy for this clear violation of our copyright,”

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