KFCB CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS today issued a Press Statement on banning of unclassified Free-To-Air content aired on Radio and TV channels at the Board’s Headquarters, Nairobi.
In reference to the High Court Petition No. 10 of 2017, Justice John Mativo held that all advertisements as captured by Section 2 of Cap 222 are films and must be submitted to the Board for examination and classification prior to broadcast.
The Fresh Fri cooking oil advert is in contravention of the cited judgment, Section 12 of the Films and Stage Plays Act, Cap 222, Section 461 of the Kenya Information and Communication Act Cap 411 A, Section 3 of the Programming Code for Free-to-Air Radio and Television Services in Kenya, as well as Regulation 34 of the Kenya Information and Communication (Broadcasting) Regulations.
Marie Stopes advert airing on radio with a message that clearly promotes abortion is contrary to Article 26 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya. The advert targets teenage girls by giving them alternatives to unwanted or unplanned pregnancies.