KFCB targets matatus over pornographic content


Matatu

In Summary

  • KFCB has launched a crackdown on matatus that have been allegedly showing pornographic content to the public.
  • Officers flagged down matatus along the Embu-Meru-Nairobi highway impounding those that were found violating the law.
  • A KFCB official said despite having informed operators of acceptable content and how to obtain exhibition licences, very few have complied.

The Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) has launched a crackdown on matatus that have been allegedly showing pornographic content to the public.

In an operation alongside the police, officers flagged down public service vehicles along the Embu-Meru-Nairobi highway impounding those that were found violating the law.

KFCB lower Eastern regional Director Fozia Hussein said despite having informed operators of acceptable content and how to obtain exhibition licences, very few have complied.

According to Hussein, KFCB members met with all matatu Saccos and even gave them a grace period.

The impounded matatus are now required to obtain the licence on the spot at Ksh.2,000, failure to which they face charges of violating the Films And Stage Plays Act.

“Any person who is found guilty of an offence under Films And Stage Plays Act shall be liable to a fine not exceeding Ksh.100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both,”she said.

A section of operators however said that they were caught unawares and were oblivious to such a requirement.

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