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Welcome to Kenya Film Classification Board

The Kenya Film Classification Board Was established in the 1930’s as a statutory body with a regulatory role under part III of the films and Stage plays act cap.222 of the of laws of Kenya. The Act has empowered the Board to classify films for public exhibition and to ensure that they conform to national aspirations.

The Board operates as a Body corporate under the Ministry . The Ministry of sports culture and the arts provides the necessary resources and policy direction that supports operations of the board. Currently, the government has developed policy proposals to restructure the board to enable it improve service delivery to the public.


To examine and classify new films and posters.

To develop guidelines for classification of films.

To regulate exhibitions of film contents to the public.

To facilitate inspection of video and cinema outlets.

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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