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Ousted KFCB boss unapologetic: “Campaign against dirty content is not a job”

In Summary

  • Mutua’s tenure was marked by campaign for ‘clean content.’
  • He was replaced by Christopher Wambua, plucked from CAK.

Ex-Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has spoken in defence of his hard-line stance against “dirty content” in the Kenya artistic tapestry.

Addressing the subject for the first time since his shock ouster a week ago, Dr Mutua said the campaign against dirty content “is not a job or a personal matter.”

While at the helm of KFCB, Mutua went after music artists, film makers, cartoonists, comedians and creatives at large over content that did not meet some “standards” of decency. His steady campaign saw him earn the moniker “moral cop.”

KFCB’s Goals

“It’s not us vs them,” added Mutua in a statement. “It’s a collective effort to shape societal norms and values through art and entertainment.”

He says his goal was to great an ethical foundation for future generations. “Our future depends on the moral foundation we build today through our conversations and stories.”

Mutua, to some sections of Kenyans, run the board with an iron fist, brooking no opposition from creatives. He was replaced by Christopher Wambua from Communications Authority of Kenya in an acting capacity.


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