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KFCB want Netflix barred for promoting immorality, violence

21 January 2016, 10:03

Nairobi - Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has challenged a directive to not regulate Netflix, saying their movies do not meet local standards.

The American film service entered the Kenyan market two weeks ago, promising to ease the burden of pay TV charges on Kenyans.

It's plan is to transform the entertainment industry by allowing people to watch video anytime they want on an Internet-connected device.

Following their entry, the ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru directed regulatory agencies to keep off the pay-per-view service provider citing lack of proper laws to regulate Over-The-Top service providers.

Read Also: Netflix expands into 130 more countries including Kenya

However, KFCB chair Jackson Kosgei has taken issues with the directive and insisted on the need to regulate Netflix online content which according to Standard reports, contains scenes of nudity, violence, inappropriate language while others seem to promote irresponsible sexual behaviour and drug abuse.

Kosgei further lamented that Netflix content does not conform to national values, ratings and classifications regulations, The Star reports, threatening to bar the streaming service if they company does not comply with local standards.

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