Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) has requested South African video entertainment and internet company, MultiChoice limited, to stop broadcasting kids programs said to have contents exhibiting homosexual characters.
Addressing the press on Thursday in Nairobi, KFCB communication officer Nelly Muluka, said that programs found on MultiChoice’s digital satellite TV (DSTV) such as Loud House, the Legend of Korra and Hey Arnold, have been reported to have such kind of content.
“The programs have been rated as suitable for children, yet they contain elements that are intended to introduce children to deviant behaviors.” Said Muluka.
One of the children’s TV network Nickelodeon found on DSTV, has a program called Loud House, which features a bi-racial gay couple; the show centers around the life of Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters.
She noted that while article 33 of the constitution 2010 guarantees freedom of expression, it does not mean that media will broadcast and stretch to homosexuality or content promoting such vices.
“Adults can choose to become homosexuals and exercise the rights on sexual orientation and relationship, but not so with children.” said Muluka.
She has called on all parents to be more vigilant while monitoring some of the content their children consume on TV, reiterating that young minds must be guided on cultural and family values.