The Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) further empowers the Board to; impose age restrictions to ensure that content which depicts or contains scenes that are rated as adult or are of the language intended for adult audiences are not aired during the watershed period (between 5am –10 pm) and to enforce the programming Code for the free-to-air radio and TV services by ensuring that all programme and non-programme matter, namely commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications are classified before they air
Mombasa Sensitization Meeting
A successful launch of the sensitisation programme on film and broadcast content regulation in Mombasa County. Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa, Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki, KFCB Chairman Bishop Jackson Kosgey and Police Spokesman Charles Owino took part . This inter-agency collaboration will lead to efficient enforcement of the law and contribute to better sector regulation.
PS Mr Joe Okudo, visits KFCB Offices
Kenya Film Classification Board hosts the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Sports Culture and the Arts Mr. Joe Okudo during the PS’s visit to KFCB offices. Mr. Joe Okudo (far right) is in charge of Culture and Arts in the Ministry.
Courtesy call by the Israeli Ambassador to Kenya H.E Yahel Vilan
KFCB is honored to host the Israeli Ambassador to Kenya H.E Yahel Vilan who paid a courtesy call at our Offices. The meeting focused on partnerships between Kenya and Israel on film production and distribution.
“You are What You Consume”- KFCB Media Literacy Program at Alliance High School
The Joint Institutional Service at Alliance High School attended by over 10,000 students was the highlight of our public sensitization campaign on the effects of media on moral values. This was part of the KFCB Media Literacy Program dubbed “You are What You Consume,” which is meant to empower the youth with information on how to make responsible use of the media, including the internet. It was gratifying to have Daddy Owen, Size 8, Mchungaji&Mtumishi, DJ Soxxy, Sammy Ondimu Ngare, Esther and Martin and a galaxy of other great artistes and speakers who graced the event and inspired the youth.
KFCB signs MOU with the Digital Broadcasters Association
The Board signs a content classification Memorandum of Understanding with members of the Digital Broadcasters Association (DBA).
The MoU, which binds close to 15 broadcasters under the DBA umbrella,intendeds to enhance compliance with the Programming Code for Radio and Television Services in Kenya.
The MoU is motivated by the parties’ desire to establish a sustainable framework of cooperation to ensure that all films and Television programs aired by members of the Digital Broadcast Association are submitted to KFCB for examination and classification.
Visit by State House Digital Media team
KFCB was honored to host the State House Digital Media team who visited our Offices at Uchumi House to learn about our work. The team toured our Broadcast Monitoring facility and was briefed on the progress on enforcement of the Programming Code and our Child Online Protection program as well as other film development projects. The Team included Dennis Itumbi, James Kinyua, Big Ted and David Nzioka
Annual Youth Conference at TumuTumu High School in Nyeri County.
The Kenya Film Classification Board is pleased participate in the Annual Youth Conference being held at TumuTumu High School in Nyeri County.
The event is being attended by Ms. Angel Waruinge (popularly known as Ms. Morgan in TV drama Tahidi High ). Ms. Waruinge has urged the youth embrace education as that will help them in exploiting their creative talents.
On his part, Chief Executive Officer Mr Ezekiel Mutua has indicated that KFCB ‘s aim in regulating content is to promote moral values and culture in Kenya.
• Examination and classification of films and posters to be done immediately as requested by cinema theatres
• Sensitization of the stakeholders and the public
• Examination and classifying films
• Carry out research on best practice in content regulation