Kenya Film classification board (KFCB) chief executive officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has defended his office saying it has not over stepped on its mandate in its operations.
Mutua, while addressing stakeholders in Kisumu on Monday during the consultative forum to review the film and stage play, said KFCB is committed to ensure all the content going on air for public consumption are filtered to ensure children are protected from the dirty plays and films.
He said there are infiltration of the foreign films and plays which are not fit for watching by children which must be regulated at all cost. Mutua put it clear that the review which are being pushed by KFCB are not bill aimed at gagging the media main streams but are proposals which can either be adopted or rejected by the stakeholders.
“Kenya film classification board is not overstepping on its mandate in the regulation of the film and stage play. Our mandate is not ensure all content being aired or played are filtered to protect our children from dirty films. We are working closely with Kenya law reforms commission to ensure we achieve our mandate,” said Mutua.
Mutua said it has been a big challenge to regulate unclassified videos because children easily access them from computers, I phones among other devices. He said they are working under the provision of bill of rights to ensure Kenyan children are protected.