The Kenya Film Classification Board North-Rift Regional Manager, Emmanuel Mbutu, on behalf
of the Board’s CEO, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, today visited Leaky Kiptoo Rop, a music producer, whose
plight was highlighted by Citizen Television yesterday.
Kiptoo was forced to convert his bedroom into a studio after his studio was closed down due to
rent arrears, as a result of the hard economic times brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Mbutu, reiterated the Board’s commitment to support Kiptoo to get back to his business premises
(studio) or any other place of his choice.
As an immediate intervention, the Board donated sanitizers and facemasks to Kiptoo to help
protect himself and his family as well as his clients and neighbours from exposure to Covid-19.
While speaking on behalf of the CEO, Mbutu challenged other youths and the Creative industry
players to emulate Kiptoo by not just whining but being creative aggressive, hardworking, positive
and to make the best out of the current situation which has affected everybody.
In addition, Mbutu urged creatives to produce clean content that is suitable for all family viewing
while pointing out that it was one of the considerations by the Board for supporting Kiptoo.
“The Board commends Citizen TV team for highlighting the plight of Mr Kiptoo,” said Mbutu,
adding that Kiptoo would be positively considered for clean content ambassadorship with the
Board once the Board settles him down.
In his part, Kiptoo committed to continue promoting positive moral values through music
production and to support the Board’s endeavor of protecting children against exposure to