Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS, joined Homa Bay County leaders at Nyahera Girls Secondary School last Friday 6th March, 2020 for an education and mentorship program dubbed ‘MamaCountySaysHB’. In his keynote address, Dr. Mutua reiterated the Board’s commitment towards establishing partnerships with national leaders and institutions of learning in various programs being spearheaded by the Board in order to create job opportunities for the youth while promoting moral values. “Institutions of learning are among KFCB’S key partners in the campaign to restore and promote moral values and national aspirations. We partnered with Mama County Homa Bay County to encourage students to work hard, be disciplined and above all consume clean media content,” the CEO said. Dr. Mutua noted that KFCB’s partnership with Mama County Says HomaBay was geared towards instilling moral values to students to be patriotic and responsible citizens and urged the teachers and the local leaders to uphold and champion for moral values.
“Our goal is to ensure that youths nurture their talents through music and videos. But that does not mean that you should produce unsuitable content. We cannot allow circulation of a film or music that has bad content,” Dr. Mutua added. The event graced by the Kitui County Governor Hon. Charity Ngilu was organized by Homa Bay Woman Representative, Hon. Gladys Wanga and attended by high school students from the county. The event aimed at promoting the girl child in achieving their dream careers, discipline and growing up as respectful people in the society.
In her remarks, Governor Ngilu reiterated that school children need to stay away from pornographic videos and other indecent musical content that may encourage them to try what they see on media.
She added that parents and teachers can help by preventing children from watching obscene films at home. Governor Ngilu applauded Hon. Wanga for initiating the Mama County Says initiative that is geared towards helping students realize their dreams as well as shape them into responsible citizens.