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
KFCB and the Film School to Participate in international film festivals in India and Burkina Faso
The Kenya Film Classification Board has sponsored two teams of film producers and KFCB and Film School officers to participate in international film festivals in India and Burkina Faso.
The event was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts Dr. Hassan Wario and attended by members of the KFCB Board of Directors, Riverwood Ensemble officials, local film producers and other members of the creative economy in Kenya.
Public Sensitization for Council of Imams and Islamic Preachers of Kenya (CIPK)
The Kenya Film Classification Board conducted a public sensitization program for the Council of Imams and Islamic Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) at the Kenya School of Government in Mombasa this morning.
The meeting was addressed by the Chairman of the Board Bishop Jackson Kosgey, KFCB Directors – Jarso Mokku, Katua Nzile and Gathoni Kungu, Chief Executive Officer Dr Ezekiel Mutua, and CIPK leadership led by Organizing Secretary Sheikh Khalifa.
KFCB IN BOMET
KFCB CEO presided over the opening ceremony of a seminar for musicians at Brevan hotel in Bomet County in the company of the Bomet County Commissioner Bernard Leparmarai and the Kenya Copyright Board Executive Director Edward Sigei. Music is a powerful tool for promoting moral values and the Board will collaborate with KEKOBO to support musicians and film makers to be champions of peace during the electioneering period.
Courtesy Call to the Kilifi County Commissioner
The Board’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua accompanied by KFCB Directors and Management paid a courtesy call to the Kilifi County Commissioner Joseph Keter.
The County Commissioner and his officers committed to support the Board in the campaign to promote moral values through content regulation.
Review of the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222
The Kenya Film Classification Board has held a meeting with musicians to discuss the Board’s legislative proposals in the review of the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222.
Visit by the Chairman and CEO of the Kenya Cultural Centre
The Chairman of the Kenya Cultural Centre Mr. Nicholas Moipei and CEO Edwin Gichagi visited KFCB to discuss areas of collaboration in promoting the creative arts sector in Kenya. The meeting was attended by KFCB Chairman Bishop Jackson Kosgei CEO Dr Ezekiel Mutua and Director Jarso Mokku
Review of the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222.
Representatives drawn from the creative industry and the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) resolved to continue engaging on the review of the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222.
The parties have also agreed unanimously to end the acrimony that has pervaded the initiative to review the Act, which aims to make it consistent with the Constitution and to address new industry demands in the interest of the creative industry.
In a joint press conference held at the National Museums of Kenya , the Kenya Film Classification Board and the Creative Economy Council agreed to work together in revising the law to spur industry growth and to enhance protection of children from harmful film and broadcast content.
• 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