21 September 2018

Kenya: High Court Lifts Ban By KFCB On Rafiki Film

Photo: Rafiki.
Rafiki movie.

Nairobi — The High Court has now lifted the ban on the 'Rafiki' film, a local show that had been embargoed by the Kenya Film Classification Board for promoting gayism.

Justice Wilfrida Okwani suspended the ban for a period of seven days to allow the film to participate in the upcoming Oscar nominations.

She stated that during the period, the film will be open to viewing to willing adults only.

The Ezekiel Mutua-led board had sanctioned the film on grounds that it is promoting gay content.

However, while issuing the stay orders, Justice Okwani held that the Kenyan society is not weak "that it cannot withstand a high school play"

More on This

Film Lovers in Kenya Can Now Watch Lesbian Movie 'Rafiki'

The High Court on Friday temporarily lifted the ban on the film Rafiki which had been outlawed by the Kenya Film… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Capital FM. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.