The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has put on notice Disk Jockers (DJs) handling entertainment in rallies and national events for breach of the law.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Nairobi during the official unveiling of the New National KFCB Clean Content Ambassador Betty Adera, KFCB chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua urged DJs spearheading the rallies not to play banned music in the rallies during the watershed period.
The CEO said the trajectory taken in BBI meetings is embarrassing and the law does not apply selectively since clean content is content that is suitable for general exhibition that is free from vulgar language and sexualized content.
“I am greatly concerned about the content being aired because the rallies are being held during the day when the public particularly children are watching. It is shameful that sexualized songs that have been banned are being played in the meetings,” says Mutua.
“The board continues to scout for men and women of integrity to support our campaign for the restoration of moral values in Kenya through drama and Film,” said Dr. Mutua.
” Clean content is for National development therefore, the narrative that content has to be dirty, sexualized or vulgar to sell has to be countered through all possible avenues,” Mutua remarked.
The remarks come just a day after the board banned Indian gay-themed film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan from being showcased at Imax.
“This movie is an affront to the Kenyan constitution, laws, and culture as well as our society’s firm belief in the sacrosanct institution of the family. According to our laws and constitution, the family is the basic unit of society and is derived from a union between two people of the opposite gender,” reads a section of Mutua’s statement that announced the ban of the film.