The Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) has banned an Indian comedy film titled ‘Badhaai Do’.
Addressing the press on Monday, Acting KFCB CEO Mr. Christopher Wambua stated that the film promotes same-sex marriage which is contrary to the Kenya constitution.
Wambua said that the film tries to directly influence the viewer into believing that homosexuality is a normal way of life
“The multiple scenes of lesbian and gay affection depicted in the film are in complete disregard of our cultural values and beliefs.
“According to Article 45 of the Constitution of Kenya (2010), marriage is defined as a union between persons of the opposite sex. Sections 162, 163, and 165 of the Penal Code criminalizes homosexual behaviour. The film in question, therefore, overtly disregards our laws, constitution, and sensibilities as a people,” he stated.
On September 23, 2021, KFCB banned another movie titled ‘I am Samuel’ film on grounds of promoting same-sex marriage.
KFCB said there was a deliberate effort by the producer to promote same-sex marriage as an acceptable way of life.
“In the course of examining a film titled: I am Samuel, which was submitted to the Board for classification, the Board noted a clear and deliberate attempt by the producer, to promote same-sex marriage as an acceptable way of life,” KFCB said.