Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua on
Friday banned the screening of ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan’ a Hindi movie which
translates to Extra Careful of Marriage.
In a statement to newsrooms, Mutua stated that the ‘gay-themed’
movie is an affront to the Kenyan Constitution and the institution of family.
“The film is worse than the ones we have banned in the past as it has scenes involving children in homosexual practices and openly attempts to legitimize same-sex marriage.
“Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya. Further, Kenya is a
God-fearing nation which places a great premium on family, an institution
derived from a union between two people of the opposite gender,” said Mutua.
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Adding: “Those who want to consume such content can go and
watch it in India where the film was done or any other country where homosexuality
“Kenya will not be the dumping ground for all manner of
filth that seeks to destroy the institution of family and our cultural
He was particularly incensed by the fact that the film
appears to introduce children to homosexuality by depicting the adaptation of
children’s singing-games into gay-themed songs.
“It is against this background that the Board has RESTRICTED
the said movie. Any attempt to distribute, broadcast, exhibit or possess such
RESTRICTED material will be met with the full force of the law.
“Any distributor or exhibitor licensed by the Board will
have their licences revoked if found in breach,” he warned.
The proposed premiere of the film scheduled for February 21, 2020, at IMAX.