Sensational Kenyan Afropop band boy Sauti Sol is now threatening to take legal action against the Azimio La Umoja coalition party for copyright infringement.
The development comes after the coalition used their popular song christened Extravaganza when unveiling Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua as the running mate on Monday.
The song played in the background when Raila was naming Karua as his deputy presidential candidate for the August 9, polls.
“The Azimio la Umoja campaign through its flagbearer and presidential candidate, the Right Hon. Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) have without license nor authority used one of our more popular original compositions, "Extravaganza," as a soundtrack to the announcement post of the running mate,” said the group in a Monday statement
They said the act amounted to copyright infringement since they did not seek permission when using it.
“We did not license this song to the Azimio La Umoja campaign neither did we give any consent for its use in the announcement of their Vice-Presidential candidate."
The group clarified that they are not a member of any political formation and do not support any political aspirant for any seat.
“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 statement read.
“We shall be seeking legal remedy for this clear violation of our copyright.”
Sauti Sol comprises Polycarp Otieno, Willis Austin Chimano, Mudigi Savara and Bien-Aime Baraza