The Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) has send a stern warning to artists who produce and distribute dirty content in the name of creativity, insisting that they will face the full force of the law.
Through a statement from CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua on Tuesday, September 1, KFCB is warning all free-to-air radio and TV stations to desist from airing such content, as the board will take legal action against artists, producers and exhibitors of unrated content.
According to Dr. Mutua, by virtue of them being instrumental in shaping societal values, content creators “must play a positive role in stemming the wave of moral decay” by complying with the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222.
“If you can’t watch it with your mother or your children please do not post it online or sell it to our children. It’s irresponsible for anyone calling themselves artistes to expose children to adult content in the name of creativity,” said Dr. Mutua.
Dr. Mutua further revealed that KFCB is in the process of working with artists and other relevant stakeholders in a bid to change the narrative that content must have vulgar language or sexual innuendos to sell.
While acknowledging that creating a safe space for the protection of children is a collective responsibility, Dr. Mutua called upon parents, guardians, and the society as a whole to remain vigilant and monitor the kind of content their children consume on various media platforms.