KFCB rewards matatu driver and conductor for promoting clean content
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
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
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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