The Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a television film deemed to be offensive.
The board said the film titled titled Baadhai Do, promotes same-sex relations as it goes against Kenya’s law and cultural values.
“It disregards our laws, Constitution and sensibilities as a people. The film is an affront to our culture and identity and therefore, unacceptable,” said Acting KFCB CEO, Christopher Wambua at a press conference.
According to Sections 162, 163 and 165 of the Penal Code, same sex relationships and sexual practices are an offense. Further, the Constitution does not recognize same-sex marriages.
"The film tries to influence the viewer into believing that homosexuality is a normal way of life. This is evident by use of symbolic colours that are associated with LGBTQ+ as displayed towards the end," said Wambua.