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FILM HAS THE POTENTIAL OF TRANSFORMING KENYA’S ECONOMY, CEO DR. EZEKIEL MUTUA SAYS​

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Ezekiel Mutua,
MBS, has rooted for inter-agency partnerships in order to promote Kenya’s film industry.
According to Dr. Mutua, film is the next frontier for job creation and has the potential of
transforming Kenya’s socio-economic development.
Speaking live on ZebTribe TV via Facebook on Thursday 9th July, 2020, the CEO said that KFCB
is committed to creating platforms that will make film a commercially viable venture.
“We are working with key stakeholders like the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA),
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Kenya Wildlife
Service (KWS) among other public and private sector agencies to promote the film industry and
create jobs for the youth,” he said.
While urging filmmakers to focus on creating content that inspires hope, Dr. Mutua said that KFCB
is working on a Post COVID-19 continuity Business Plan with the key aim of supporting creatives
affected by the pandemic.
“Film should not be about negativity and hatred, filmmakers must use their skills and tools to
inspire hope,” the CEO reiterated.
At the same time, Dr. Mutua said that the filming license from KFCB is a national document,
noting that filmmakers don’t need any other licenses to operate apart from other technical licenses
that may be required i.e drone licenses and firearm licenses.
On his part, KCAA Director-General Mr. Gilbert Kibe said that a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) between KCAA and KFCB is being worked on and aims at promoting the film industry
especially on the use of drones by filmmakers
Mr. Reuben Odanga, a TV producer with Multan Productions Limited was among the panelists
during the forum that was moderated by Njoki Muhoho and Risper Muthamia.