• Nonini shared a letter signed by MCSK CEO Ezekiel Mutua confirming he is no longer a member of the body on his social media platforms.
• Ezekiel Mutua said that the laws governing CMOs do not allow one to belong to two.
Ezekiel Mutua the CEO of Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) has responded to the exit of their member Genge artist Nonini.
Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, Mutua told journalists the reason Nonini terminated his contract was that he wanted to belong to a CMO in the US where he relocated to.
"Nonini followed the procedure, he said his family is in the US and he has joined them there, he wants to belong to a CMO there," he said.
Mutua added that the laws governing CMOs do not allow one to belong to two.
"The procedure started even before I joined MCSK, it started in February and I joined at the end of March," Mutua said adding that Nonini's exit from MCSK has nothing to do with him as a person.
Speaking further Mutua said artistes have the freedom to leave MCSK as long as they follow the right procedure.
"You don't have to give reasons why you are leaving but there is a clause on determination to do the due diligence so you can be given your money," he said.
"Leaving is like the way you belong to a certain Sacco, I am just leaving one where I have been a member for many years because I want to join another one which I think is better or for personal reasons."
Nonini announced he had terminated his contract with MCSK a few weeks ago.
Through his social media, Nonini said it was time he moves to something that works better for him.
"We need to take affirmative actions like this one. We have the power," he wrote."Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Moving on to something that actually works."
In a different post, Nonini said change is the only thing that can bring better leadership.
"The human society is the extension of the individual," he wrote.
"If we really want a radical change in anything, if we want a better world, better leadership and better structures.
"We need to change the things that are not working by understanding you have the power individually. It starts with one person."
P-Unit's Frasha commented on the post, saying the boy group also terminated their contract.
"We already removed our songs from MCSK a long time ago."
MCSK is mandated with providing a fair formula for sharing revenue from ringback tunes between artistes/copyright holders and telecommunication companies.