Filmmakers urged to create child-friendly audio-visual content
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has urged content creators to produce content that conforms to Kenya’s culture, moral values, national aspirations, as well as content that is consumable by children.
While addressing content creators drawn from the North Rift Region, in Eldoret town on 23rd May 2023, the Board’s North Rift Regional Manager, Bonaventure Kioko, said that KFCB is committed to executing its regulatory mandate as stipulated in the Films and Stage Plays Act, Cap 222, of the laws of Kenya with a view to protecting children from exposure to inappropriate audio-visual content.
“I call upon filmmakers to create and promote films and media content that reflect Kenya's culture and values,” Kioko said.
He affirmed the Board’s commitment to creating a more facilitative environment for filmmakers, by easing their way of doing business, in order for them to use film to create employment opportunities and wealth.
On the same breath, Kioko urged parents and caregivers to keenly monitor the audio-visual content children are consuming on TV, radio, internet and other broadcast channels and provide the required parental guidance.
He also encouraged the youths to take advantage of empowerment opportunities being fronted by various Government and the private sector agencies in the North Rift region.
“We are working with different groups in the North Rift to encourage the youths to exploit their talents as an alternative to socio-economic empowerment,” Mr. Kioko stated.