The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts. The Board is mandated by the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of Laws of Kenya to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film and broadcast content to promote national values, and to protect children from exposure to harmful content .
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

    Dr Ezekiel Mutua MBS, CEO Kenya Film Classification Board held a successful meeting with officials from the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of Government led by Kisauni Deputy County Commissioner Mahamoud Salim and the leaders of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) led by Sheikh Khalifa, at the Kenya School of Government, Mombasa. They discussed collaboration to curb production and exhibition of unlicenced and unrated films, Illegal filming activities can jeopardize national security. The CEO indicated that It was  important for Government agencies to collaborate with KFCB to curb cases of pornography and radicalisation among the youth. He urged parents to be vigilant in monitoring the content their kids consume.


    The CEO Kenya Film Classification Dr Ezekiel Mutua, MBS  officially opened the KFCB Enterprise Risk Management Framework workshop for the Board’s management and other staff in Mombasa.  Dr Mutua said that it is a requirement of the State Corporation Advisory Committee that the Board assesses all material risks that could adversely affect achievement of its strategic, operational and compliance goals and objectives. ‘We are here to anticipate risk factors rather than reacting to risks that have already crystallized’, said Dr Mutua, adding that the Board has started the New Year on a high note and is determined to remain a world class film and broadcast content regulator.


    The Kenya Film Classification Board is happy to be part of the 2017 edition of the Kenya Diaspora Homecoming Convention going on at the Strathmore University, Nairobi.

    The theme of this year’s Diaspora Conference “Knowledge Management and Youth Engagement” is very relevant to our vision of making the film industry in Kenya a major contributor to the GDP of our country and to rise to the league of Hollywood (USA) Bollywood (India) and Nollywood (Nigeria).

    KFCB is happy to partner with other corporate entities in sponsoring this event and will work closely with the Diaspora Alliance headed by my good friend Dr. Shem Ochuodho in changing the African narrative through film and art.

    Congratulations to the organisers of this year’s event for bringing together a galaxy of great participants and speakers including former Senate Speaker Hon. Ekwe Ethuro, Dr. Manu Chandaria, Professor Kivutha Kibwana and other national leaders from politics, corporate sector and the academia.

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