The Kenya Film Classification Board will work with the Council for Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) to encourage the youth to embrace social values and shun harmful content.
In the agreement, the two organisations will liaise to inculcate moral values among the youth and to create awareness on the dangers of exposing children to unsuitable content across the country.
Speaking at Makupa Secondary School this afternoon, the Board’s CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua said the collaboration will go a long way in sensitising the public on intelligent consumption of media content.
Dr. Mutua encouraged parents as well as learning and religious institutions to support KFCB’s content safety campaigns, warning that exposing the youth to violent films/TV programs could socialise them into violent behavior.
“Besides regulation of content, KFCB seeks to identify and nurture talent among the youth. The richest people in the world today are in the arts and the knowledge economy”, said Dr. Mutua reiterating the Board’s commitment to empower the youth economically through film and related arts.
CIPK National Organising Secretary Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa pleased the Council’s willingness to work with KFCB to protect young people from films that promote drug abuse, homosexuality and nudity.
During the event, Dr. Mutua announced that KFCB will sponsor two Makupa Secondary Students talented in film to study at the Kenya Film School in Nairobi.
KFCB Corporate Communications Manager Ms. Nelly Muluka, Broadcast Monitoring Unit Head Ms. Emma Irungu, Legal Affairs Head Ms. Loice Shalakha, and Coast Region Head Mr. Boniventure Kioko were also present at the meeting.