The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) led by the Head of Corporate Communications, Ms. Nelly Muluka, held a Public Sensitization event at Nang’anda Secondary School, Navakholo Sub-County, Kakamega County, on March 30th 2018. The event aimed at creating public awareness on the impact of consuming negative media and broadcast content.
Speaking at the event, Ms. Muluka stated that the KFCB as a content regulator will continue to work closely with the public in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and Heritage in nurturing young talents through drama, film, poems, sports and the Arts.
She further urged the youths to desist from being lured into vices such as betting, gambling and watching obscene content in the village video dens. He advised them to identify and exploit their talents which are likely to take them to places that papers might not. She, however, encouraged those who are still in school to work and avoid short-cuts.
“Our main objective is to protect children from exposure to adult and harmful media content that encourages them to indulge in drugs, early sex, radicalization, violence, laziness, among other vices”, she said.
She also reminded parents to play a key role in supporting their children to succeed both in academics and talent exploitation. As well as ensuring that their children interact with the right peers and positive online content.
She also exhorted the teachers to support the students in exploring the Arts in order to enhance culture, traditions, and moral values. This would go a long way in mitigating vices and bad behaviors.
Several schools and parents from these schools participated in the event. They included Nang’anda Secondary, Nang’anda Primary, Buhayi Muslim Secondary and Kakamega Primary. The students displayed talent through skits, poems, dances, drama, verses and traditional songs, among others.
KFCB was also represented by Mr. Boniventure Kioko, KFCB Regional Manager, Coast as well as Mr. Lameck Omingo, Regional Manager, Western, and several other members of staff.