The Kenya Film Classification Board(KFCB) has called on media houses in the country to carefully vet political commentators appearing on their stations to avoid incitement of the public to violence.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Nyanza Regional Commissioner Mr. Wilson G. Njega, the Board’s CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua warned that KFCB will take action against media houses airing hate messages under the guise of political analysis.
“The mainstream media must vet those who they host as political analysts as the majority of them are quacks masquerading as analysts” said Dr. Mutua, adding that most of the so called analysts are “alarmists and busy bodies” heating up political temperatures in the country.
The CEO said that the Board would go after some of the analysts who “recklessly incite Kenyans in the name of political analysis in the electioneering period.
Dr. Mutua appealed to media houses to blackout hate mongers and tame charlatans and quacks masquerading as political analysts who frequent media houses to preach despondency and tribal politics.
The CEO was accompanied by the Board’s Ag. Chair Ms. Gathoni Kungu and Board Directors Hon. Robert Kochalle and Ernest Kerich in the visit that discussed areas of collaboration with the county administration in KFCB’s campaigns on intelligent consumption of media content.