The Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) which 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 CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH THE MATATU WELFARE ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF BUS OWNERS.
Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Film Classification Board held a consultative meeting on Tuesday February 20th, 2018 with leaders of the Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) led by Mr Dickson Mbugua of Matatu Welfare Association and Mr. Edwins Mukabana of Association of Bus Owners.
The event held at Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi discussed modalities of promoting compliance with content regulations in PSVs. The Board and the PSVs associations agreed that pornographic content will not be permitted in any public service vehicle. An Ad hoc committee bringing together Matatu Welfare Association, Matatu Owners Association and the Association of Bus Owners of Kenya was established to work with KFCB Compliance Division to ensure compliance with law.
The Board will work with the PSV operators to develop and enforce a code of conduct for drivers and conductors in order to safeguard decency in the content exhibited or aired in the PSVs.
The CEO, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua reiterated that playing lewd and unpalatable content in PSVs will soon be a thing of the past if all stakeholders agree to work together.
• 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