Cracking down on public transport vehicles screening pornographic films
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has commenced a countrywide crackdown on public service vehicles screening obscene films.
The Board will be campaigning against pornographic or violent films shown in public service vehicles to preserve morality.
The KFCB Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ezekiel Mutua expressed concern that public transport vehicles were screening film contents interspersed with pornographic clips.
He said the crackdown follows complaints from the members of the general public who have reported numerous cases of obscene content exhibited in public transport service.
“It is disturbing and totally unacceptable for public service vehicles to play pornographic content in utter contravention of the law,” he said.
Speaking to the press in Mombasa on Thursday, the CEO said the board will also be going for those who play their music too loudly.
He said Matatus in major towns are notorious for playing pornographic music and film contents especially when school girls board the vehicles.
He said it is the requirement of the law that any media content that is displayed to the public is submitted to the board for examination and classification.
Mutua said most public service vehicles have not complied with the requirement and have continued to subject commuters to unrated and obscene content against their wish.
“The screening of obscene content to the public goes against the stipulation of the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222,” he noted.
He said KFCB officials and police have impounded 40 Public Service Vehicles in Mombasa where drivers and conductors are expected to be arraigned in court to face charges of exhibiting unclassified video content.
By Hussein Abdullahi