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Who We Are

About Us

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State corporation established under the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya (1998).

Our role is to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film content.

In so doing we promote culture, national values and aspirations, as well as protecting children from exposure to harmful content. 

The Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) empowers us to impose age-related restrictions on content.

This ensures that any content depicting or containing scenes that are rated as adult, or is delivered in a language intended for adult audience, is not aired during the watershed period (5am-10pm).

The law also mandates us to enforce the Programming Code for Broadcasting Services.

This regulation stipulates that all programme and non-programme matter – commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications – are verified and classified before they air.

 

 

 

Our Mission

To safeguard national values and norms through efficient, effective, and professional film regulatory services.

Our Vision

To be a world-class film and broadcast content regulator.

 

 

Our Functions

The Films and Stage Plays Act has empowered the Board to:

  1. Regulate the creation, broadcasting, distribution, exhibition, and possession of film and broadcast content by:
    1. Classifying TV and radio programmes as stipulated in the Programming Code for free-to-air Radio and TV Services in Kenya
    2. Classifying all non-programme matter- commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications.
    3. Ensuring that content that depicts, contain scenes, or is of the language intended for an adult audience are not aired during the watershed period
    4. Giving consumer advice by empowering film and broadcast content consumer with the knowledge to make informed choices
  2. Register and license film agents, local and international filmmakers, distributors, and exhibitors.
  3. Prescribe and develop guidelines on film and broadcast content regulation in the country.

Our Mandate

The Kenya Film Classification Board is a State Corporation mandated by the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of Laws of Kenya to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of films in the country with a view to promoting National values and morality. The Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) further empowers the Board to

  1. Impose age restrictions to ensure that content that depicts or contains scenes that are rated as an adult or are of the language intended for adult audiences are not aired during the watershed period (between 5 am –10 pm) and
  2. Enforce the programming Code for the free-to-air radio and TV services by ensuring that all programme and non-programme matter, namely commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications are classified before they air.