KFCB Boss Ezekiel Mutua speaks after CA suspends Mt Kenya TV for violating adult content guidelines

by Helvine Achieng
April 30, 2021

The Kenya Film Classifications Board Boss Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has backed the Communications Authority of Kenya’s (CA) decision to suspend and fine vernacular station, Mt Kenya TV, after airing unsuitable content.

Sharing his sentiments on a social media  platform  via Twitter,  Mutua urged media outlets to take responsibility and avoid exposing young children to adult content or else face the consequences.

“Mt. Kenya TV violated content regulations by airing pornographic content. Now CA has shut them off for a month and slapped a 500k on them. Protection of children from premature exposure to adult content is a collective responsibility. I hope this will serve as a lesson to others,” he wrote.

The Media house  featured an animated movie dubbed Mucii wa Ciana., containing sexually explicit content and scenes of drug abuse and violence.

“We are requesting for your forgiveness following mature content that was aired on one of the children’s programs. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that it does not happen,” read the apology statement. 

However, Mutua said the damage had already been done, and therefore, the station had to face the consequences. 

“It should be noted that although the program has been pulled down, the violation has already been committed as the content had not been submitted to the Board for examination and classification in line with the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the laws of Kenya.

The matter was brought to the KFCB boss’s attention about a week ago after an uproar by the public demanding the station to pull down the programme that aired on the afternoon of April 19. 

“We thank members of the public for drawing our attention to this issue and appeal for more vigilance to protect children from exposure to harmful content,”Stated the Kfcb Boss.