The Kenya Film Classification Board has obtained court orders stopping the airing of beer adverts in Kenya. The adverts affected are:
Kenya Breweries’ Guinness (Made of More), Tusker Premium Cider and Kenya Cane (Celebrate the Moment). Also ordered off air is the commercial for Legend Brandy, manufactured by Africa Spirits.
KFCB instituted legal proceedings against the two beer companies on 19th January 2017 following the lapse of the one-week notice issued to the companies to comply with the law. The Order issued by Lady Justice Njuguna on 23rd January 2017 means that the brewers are required to pull the advertisements off air immediately pending the hearing of the case by all the parties involved.
Hearing will be on 2nd February 2017