12 September 2018

Kenya: Off Air - TV Advert With 'Sex Scenes, Pro-Abortion Content' Feel Mutua's Wrath

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) on Tuesday banned two television advertisements deemed inappropriate for general view audience.

The board has banned an advert by Marie Stopes Clinic that has be running on radio and TV on grounds that it suppor abortion.

KFCB chief executive Dr Ezekiel Mutua also banned Pwani Oil's Fresh Fry advert for containing 'sex scenes'.

The regulator said the two adverts are in breach of law, "which bans abortion and promotion of sexual content before 10pm".


Dr. @EzekielMutua ~ The Board has also BANNED an advert by Marie Stopes airing on radio with a message that clearly promotes abortion contrary to Article 26 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya. @CA_Kenya @MoICTKenya @MoICTKenya @CA_Kenya @NTVnewsroom @KTNKenya

- Nelly Muluka (@NellyMuluka) September 11, 2018

Dr Mutua said the adverts were not submitted to the vetting board for classification before airing on local stations.

The Pwani Oil advert had a setting on the shore of an ocean showing a woman seducing a man.

The Marie Stopes advert promised relief to women carrying unplanned pregnancies.

"The Board also demands that Marie Stopes issue a public apology for airing such content without submission for examination and classification," said Mr Mutua.


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