The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned the documentary "I am Samuel," which depicts homosexuality as a routine occurrence.
The film is about a thriving love story between a gay couple who has overcome numerous obstacles.
The video has been categorized as RESTRICTED by KFCB CEO Chris Wambua, who claims it violates the Kenya Penal Code.
"I Am Samuel" is a film that promotes values incompatible with our constitution, culture, values, and customs and is thus unacceptably offensive.
“In a society that cherishes its moral fibre and preserves its culture with zeal, the infiltration of such films is aimed at breaking apart our societal norms and causing the acceptance of distorted and wayward behaviour,” stated CEO Wambua.
According to Section 165 of the Kenyan Penal Code, gayism and lesbianism are illegal in Kenya. Any films or broadcast content that appears to legalize, normalize, or glorify the practice is illegal, unacceptable, and an affront to our cultural character.
Mr Wambua urged parents, guardians, and caregivers to be cautious in monitoring and guiding their children's viewing habits on television and other broadcast channels.
The board banned a film named "Rafiki" three years ago on the grounds that it promoted homosexuality.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.