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Welcome to Kenya Film Classification Board

We examine and rate new films

 The Kenya Film and Classification Board controls film classification in the Kenya. In Kenya, there are five classifications which apply to film. They are as follows:
GE: Suitable for viewers of all ages. Works in this category cannot contain anything which could be considered harmful or disturbing to young children. No strong language can be used,

 but occasional mild language is accepted. No scenes glamorizing drugs, tobacco, solvents or alcohol also included. Nudity can be included in a non-sexual manner, but there are to be no scenes showing sexual activity (kissing excluded). Brief, low impact violence is permitted.

PG: This is an advisory category, which is to advise parents that young viewers may be 'confused or upset' should they watch films in this category alone. Strong language is infrequent, and important issues such as race and gender may be touched on. There may be brief scenes of implied sexual activity. Like in the A category, low impact violence is permitted, as long as it isn't prolonged.

16: This is a restricted category by law. No person under the age of 16 may watch films in this category at the cinema, or rent a video rated 16. Films may contain course language, and include adult themes which may not always have a positive outcome. Drug use may occur (without instructive details) but the use of drugs will not be glamorized. Scenes of nudity may occur, including close-ups. Sex scenes may be frequent, but will not contain excessive nudity. There may be intense violence, within context.

18: This is a restricted category by law. No person under the age of 18 may watch films in this category at the cinema, or rent a video or rent DVD rated 18. There are no restrictions on the '18' category. However, such films cannot contain child pornography, or explicit sexual conduct which degrades a person, or could cause harm.

RESTRICTED: this is a restricted by category by the law. Under no circumstances should this film be exhibited to the public. These films include extreme course language, extreme horror and occult, extreme glamorization of drugs excessive violence and crimes, obscenity and nudity

Our Values

  •  Professionalism
  •  Fairness and impartiality
  • Quality of service
  •  Integrity
  •  Honesty
  •  Stewardship
  •  Teamwork
  •  Continuous improvement

Our Standards

  • Issue licenses within 15 minutes after application
  • Examination and classification of films and posters to be done immediately as requested by cinema theatres
  • Carry out video inspections on weekly basis

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Our Services

  • Field inspections
  • Sensitization of the stakeholders and the public
  • Examination and classifying films
  • Carry out research and documentation
  • Sourcing of equipments
  • Training

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