Rate of internet radicalisation, child pornography worrying
03 December 2015, 12:22
Nairobi - The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has raised alarm over increased rate of youth radicalization and child pornography through computer and video materials.
KFCB chief executive officer, Ezekiel Mutua said radicalization of youths is now being done through DVDs which are on the sale on the streets.
Speaking during a meeting with Nyeri County Commissioner, Onesmus Musyoki, the CEO said terror groups are using technology to reach their targeted age groups.
“Radicalization materials are now being sold in the streets as DVDs and video games. There is need for vigilance and collaboration among all stakeholders,” said Mutua.
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He asked County Commissioners to provide KFCB officers with security during crackdown on shops and video show rooms.
He added that the board is in a campaign to raise awareness on negative effects of internet to children.
He decried that child pornography is on the increase in Kenya as children are been wooed with vulgar content using phones and computers.
Mutua stated that KFCB is committed to raise moral values, national values and compliance with film and broadcast regulations.
On his part, the County Commissioner lamented that Film Board officers recently met resistance and harassment during a raid at Narumoru town in Kieni East sub-County as he promised to be offering them security.
He added that several university students from Nyeri County have joined Somalia based terror group, Al Shabaab, noting that government is monitoring their movement.
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