The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a movie allegedly aired on American television station , Fox Network, which used footages of the Westgate mall terror attack in the film.
The popular ’24 Legacy’ series aired the video of how the terrorists shot and killed civilians at the mall in September 2013.
KFCB executive director Hezekiel Mutua and national chairman Jackson Kosgei condemned the the television channel terming it as irresponsible.
“This movie is repulsive, it’s an insensitive and reckless piece of entertainment that flies in the face of human dignity and the feelings of the victims and families of those who were caught up in this unforgettable tragedy, we also demand an immediate pull down of the video from the Youtube circulation,” said Mutua.
Mutua who was addressing a press conference in Mombasa after a two days workshop for the board staff organized by Peterson Communications Company, said the board has launched investigations on how the footage was obtained and whether due process in obtaining the footage, was followed in respect to content creation and distribution in Kenya.
He said consultations with the giant American multinational technology company, Google are ongoing to pull down the piece uploaded on you tube channel, which he termed as insensitive and a reckless piece of art that evokes painful memories of the tragic terror attack on Kenyan soil in 2013.
“The Board will file a formal complaint against this reckless and unprofessional attack on the dignity and sensibilities of Kenyans and will pursue all available channels to ensure that the producers face the necessary actions and sanctions,” said Mutua.