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KFCB rewards matatu driver and conductor for promoting clean content

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By Vincent Kejitan | May 9th 2020

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) on Friday rewarded a matatu driver and conductor for promoting cleaning content.

KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua has often called for sanity in the entertainment industry and last week announced a campaign that would award the matatu that treats customers well and plays clean content.

KCT 470T (Gin and Juice), that plies the Rongai route, driven by John Thiongo Mwema and Hamisi Mtani (conductor) emerged first and the two walked away with a cash reward and other goodies.

“Congratulations to John and Hamisi for playing clean content in your vehicle, treating customers with respect and ensuring compliance with the Board's regulatory requirements.


“We appreciate your diligence and outstanding service to the nation,” said Mutua.

In recent weeks, Mutua has urged Kenyan musicians to churn clean content, saying you do not have to produce immoral content to get views online.


For the past few months, the nature of music being churned out by some Kenyan artistes has attracted praise and criticism in equal measure.

While some artistes have been lauded for their creativity and sensible verses, others have been bashed for promoting promiscuity and making sex the centre of their content.

When King Kaka released ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’, it was a breath of fresh air in the industry.

It was a wakeup call to the entire nation and even politicians felt its impact.

Many praised him for being bold enough to point out obvious evils in society but soon afterwards, he reported that he was receiving death threats.

In the same year, we had songs like Tarimbo which was quickly flagged for appearing to promote rape.

Mutua has often served the purpose of a moral cop and an ambassador of clean content.

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