Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO DR. Ezekiel Mutua’s fight against use of vulgar language by public figures is far from over.
Speaking during a live interview at Spice FM, DR. Mutua disclosed that, vulgar content has held Kenyans captive.
Adding that matatus and media houses have contributed to the decay of morals in the country.
“People in Matatus are treated to obscene content, they are held captive in public transport vehicles,” he said.
“The media is a catalyst for shaping values and has significantly contributed to the decay of our national ethos.”
The moral cop went on to reveal that he does not understand why a section of Kenyans shout wamlambez and wamyonyoz in public.
“When we see songs like Wamlambez becoming a national anthem I ask myself what is the message what is so catchy what is so important about shouting wamlambez wamyonyoz and what to make it a national anthem how is that important?” he asked.
DR Mutua further explained that back in the days, discussions on moral values used to be at the corporate scenes.
“Discussions on moral values used to be at the corporate scenes, churches, mosques, social functions and media,” he said.
“We are experiencing wrong exposure by our media and it is critical we go back to the basics”.
Adding that KFCB will soon create a national conversation on moral values while effectively and efficiently regulating content to protect children.
“@InfoKfcb is committed to a multipronged approach by creating a national conversation on moral values while effectively and efficiently regulating content to protect children from exposure to harmful content. #TheSituationRoom,”revealed Dr. Mutua.
Last year, DR. Mutua banned Wamlambez Wamyonyez song by Gengetone boy band sailors from being played in public, except in clubs and bars.
In a Twitter post, he said the song “pure pornography” and “dirty and unsuitable for the mixed company”
Here is part of DR.Mutua’s interview.
The Wamlambez-Wamyonyez debate.
Is it a generational fad or obscenity through art?
Dr. .@EzekielMutua explains .@InfoKfcb‘s stance in #TheSituationRoom .@EricLatiff .@nduokoh .@ctmuga pic.twitter.com/MgA3uGX2QX
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