The Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Joe Mucheru has hailed the Board for the firm stand it is taking against production and distribution of explicit materials.
Speaking when he presided over the closing ceremony of a five-day workshop on National Film Policy and Bill at the Sawela Lodge in Naivasha on Friday, 12th March, 2021, CS Mucheru said pornography is illegal in Kenya and those caught promoting it whether local or foreign producers will face the law.
The CS further applauded the Board for its gate keeping job in protecting children from exposure to harmful content both on television and online.
CS Mucheru who was accompanied by Broadcasting and Telecommunications Principal Secretary (PS) Ms. Esther Koimett, KFCB CEO, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, and the Chairman of the Taskforce Eng. Daniel Obam reiterated that film has the potential to create jobs, promote Kenya’s culture and values as well as grow the economy, adding that the National Film Policy and Bill seeks to make Kenya a preferred filming destination in the world.
“Film is one of Kenya’s key exports and the expansion of the digital economy is good for the creative industry,” CS Mucheru said, noting that the President is very passionate about the film industry and the potential for job creation that it has for the youth.