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Who We Are

About Us

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State Corporation established under the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya (1998).

Our role is to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film and broadcast content.

Regulation is meant to ensure that content conforms to Kenya’s culture, moral values and national aspirations as well as to protect children from exposure to inappropriate content.

In addition, with regard to the Watershed Period (5am-10pm), the Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA), requires all broadcasters to ensure that their content is examined and classified by the KFCB before it’s aired. 

Further, the Programming Code for Broadcasting Services stipulates that all programme and non-programme matter, commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications are examined and classified before they air.

 

 

 

Our Mission

To create a conducive and facilitative film regulatory environment to spur industry growth through efficient and effective regulation of film and broadcast content.

 

Our Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

Our Vision

An Informed and Empowered Consumer..

 

Our Brand Promise

Safeguarding your reel world.

Our Functions

The Films and Stage Plays Act has empowered the Board to:

  1. Regulate the creation, broadcasting, distribution, exhibition, and possession of film and broadcast content by:
    1. Classifying TV and radio programmes as stipulated in the Programming Code for free-to-air Radio and TV Services in Kenya
    2. Classifying all non-programme matter- commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications.
    3. Ensuring that content that depicts, contain scenes, or is of the language intended for an adult audience are not aired during the watershed period
    4. Giving consumer advice by empowering film and broadcast content consumer with the knowledge to make informed choices
  2. Register and license film agents, local and international filmmakers, distributors, and exhibitors.
  3. Prescribe and develop guidelines on film and broadcast content regulation in the country.

Our Mandate

The Kenya Film Classification Board is mandated by the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film and broadcast content.

Regulation is meant to ensure that content conforms to Kenya’s culture, moral values and national aspirations as well as to protect children from exposure to inappropriate content.

In addition, with regard to the Watershed Period (5am-10pm), the Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA), requires all broadcasters to ensure that their content is examined and classified by the KFCB before it’s aired. 

Further, the Programming Code for Broadcasting Services stipulates that all programme and non-programme matter, commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications are examined and classified before they air.