Residents of Mwala-Sub-County in Machakos County have been urged to embrace good morals and work closely with the police and local leaders in building a strong moral foundation for our country.
Speaking during the launch of the Community Policing initiative held on 24th January, 2020 at Masii Town grounds, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua said that Kenya will prosper if we uphold morals ad national aspirations.
Dr. Mutua said that Kenyans have a collective responsibility to champion for moral values.
While promoting moral values, Dr. Mutua urged the residents to provide police with information concerning crime in order to enhance security.
The CEO lauded Mwala Sub-County community policing initiative and noted the need for it to be replicated across the country to foster good relations between the police and citizens.
“KFCB is proud to associate with and support initiatives like the Masii Community Policing program that is geared towards enhancing security in our country,” said Mutua.
At the same time, Dr. Mutua urged parents to be vigilant on what the children are watching on media platforms as well as in Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) matatus that are fitted with screens.
Dr. Mutua reiterated that every matatu with a screen must obtain a licence to show any content, stating that matatu industry is not a broadcasting sector therefore those who have mounted screens on their vehicles and showing dirty media content when children and parents are traveling are undermining our values.
“We are going to work with the National Police Service to ensure children are safe from dirty media content and no matatu with screens operates without our license,” Dr. Mutua added.
Speaking at the event, Mwala Sub-County Police Commander, Mr. Ronald Kirui, urged residents to work with police in efforts to enhance security citing that citizens have a crucial role to lay in maintaining law and order.