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Kenyan music videos could be looking different after the new sex proposed law

The Kenya Film and Classification Board(KFCB) has proposed new law regulations on sex and bullying scenes in music videos and films.

The proposed law and guidelines shall apply to films, television programmes, audio visual commercial, horror movies, music videos and play station videos.

“Any film that incites, induces, justifies, reinforces or glorifies violence or terror or the perpetrators and contains any element against the maintenance of law and order or promotes anti-national attitudes shall be restricted,” read the proposed law.

Public participation is invited on the regulations which pose tough times for artists, producers, advertisers and broadcasters in Kenya.

Artists will be under the board’s scrutinity for topics such as sex, crime, obscenity, violence, alcohol, drugs, nudity and other harmful substance.

The proposed law by would be punishable by a fine of sh100,000 or five years in jail if not adhered to.

KFCB further added that it will also be on the look out for videos that portray child ponography, explicit sexual act, sexually offensive behavior, homosexuality, denigration of races and indecent exposure.

“Any film, poster or television programme that portrays, encourages, justifies or glorifies perverted or social unacceptable sex acts, women as sexual objects or sexual violence shall be restricted,” read the law in part.

“Any other film that also encourages occult practices, black magic, witch craft and similar practices that instil fear shall be restricted,” it added.

Kenyan Actors Guild Treasurer Amin Virani noted that state regulation in accordance to CAP 22 has been a challenge to artists and they are working with KFCB to enforce the law.

“When classifying horror films and any other video, the board shall take into consideration the impact and shock effect of such films to ensure children are protected from disturbing content,” she said.

In the new proposed law, no betting advert will be aired during the watershed period as well as adverts for intimate products, skimpily dressed women or men and alcoholic drinks.

Shillah Magret
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